Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

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Book - 2010
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Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.

In "The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck," three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In "Hello Kitty," a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In "The Squirrel and the Chipmunk," a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members.

With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children's books, these stories are David Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316038393
Branch Call Number: ANF 818.5402 SED
Characteristics: viii, 159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Falconer, Ian 1959-

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empbee
Jan 18, 2016

Funny allegorical tales. A book that makes you ponder is a good book.

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blolo
Jul 02, 2015

This was a dark set of fables, and it was a quick read. I didn’t really care too much for it.

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DALHIA
Jun 02, 2014

Interesting to listen to but not as funny as I expected. Maybe my expectations were too high because of all the rave reviews he gets

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pverde9901
Dec 29, 2013

Awful book, the Diabetes/Owls is great, but this one is hard to listen to... especially if you love animals. I gave up on about disc 2

gottschalk Jun 19, 2013

YOU'LL WANT TO LISTEN TO IT. SEDARIS BRINGS IT TO LIFE.

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ClaireM_W
May 08, 2013

Aesop's fables for today's grown-ups. Brilliant!.

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hcrowther
Feb 28, 2012

This is a very strange book...I wasn't expecting it at all, having read many of his other works. Interesting and worth reading, definitely, but if you're just starting with Sedaris, I wouldn't start here.

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yevkovar
Oct 22, 2011

A collection of grusome stories about human nature using animal parables... Sedaris must have just broken off his relationship with his partner (Hugh?)... I liked his earliers works much much better... Did not enjoy this book at all...

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nic03red
Sep 30, 2011

An interesting book. This was the first book I read from this author. I liked that it was short stories. It made it easy and quick to read. Some of the stories left me feeling a little confused and unsatisfied. Overall though I liked the book. A very interesting concept and some of the stories have really left me thinking. I would recommend this book to others.

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Lesley_braga
Aug 08, 2011

I'm normally a fan of David Sedaris books but this one not so much. It was a serious of odd short stories about animals. I kept reading hoping the next story would be better but as soon as I found something else to read I returned this book unfinished.

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jgrnlees
Jul 09, 2011

Violence: One story has the title character murdering innocent animals that he just doesn't like. Another story ends with the title character being killed by a human. And in yet another story, two characters are tortured by humans.

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jgrnlees
Jul 09, 2011

Coarse Language: Swearing is quite common, especially in the conversations between animals.

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jgrnlees
Jul 09, 2011

Sexual Content: Sex, anal sex, and incest are all mentioned

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DALHIA
May 30, 2014

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Jul 09, 2011

jgrnlees thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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