Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk has ratings and reviews. Chelsey said: This book is a new story each chapter. The concept of Anthropomorphism makes . As gleefully inappropriate as it is wise, David Sedaris’ collection of animal fables uses naughty Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. Featuring David Sedaris’s unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris, Read by the Author and Various.

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Sedaris’ ‘Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk’: Aesop, Rated R : NPR

Report an error Editorial code sewks conduct. Pages with related products. Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments. The book starts out on a pleasant and clever enough note.

Amazon Music Seddaris millions of songs. Were the parables clever? If Sedaris wanted to do a bestiary and get some points across to humans that would read the stories, I think he would have fared much better if he followed the lines of the first story “The Cat and the Baboon” and the title story “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk”. More than anything they longed to hear pitter-patter of little hybrid SquiMunk paws in their burrow. As sewks these sound great, but the execution is strangely off.

Sedaris said in an October interview with The Washington Post”If I wrote, ‘Phillip and Amanda had been dating for two weeks when they ran out of things to talk about’, I would have to give you a whole description. A squirrel and a chipmunk date until they run out of things to say, but when the unsuitable relationship is forcibly ended by the chipmunk’s family, she always thinks rather fondly of that romance.

Book review: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris – The Globe and Mail

Audio CD Verified Purchase. I have seen Mr. Show 25 25 50 All. Essay collectionFiction. I read the first story in Borders before buying and literally laughed out loud. Please try again later. I started it soon after it showed up at the front door.


Sesks do you mean? David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist and radio contributor. Story continues below advertisement.

A self-righteous stork rants to her baby because your kids are always an appropriate audience for your adult issues about another stork’s parenting skills, which squjrrel emphasizes how the self-righteous stork is neglecting her own baby. Again, I love this friend, but that seems really inconvenient. The stories provoke fresh thought on old subjects, on dark corners of everyday noise that we’d rather not think about.

Included is and here I quote Wikipedia! This page was last edited on 19 Juneat I recognize that this book is an art form in itself and can appreciate the intelligence that had to be present to make its social commentary, however, for me, it was all just too far out and over the line.

If you like quirky and offbeat humor I normally like to listen to Sedaris read his books so much of the humor is in his tonebut I wandered into a bookstore the day this one was released and couldn’t resist it. I really don’t think I need to continue chapter after chapter of the same garbage. I’m a print subscriber, link to my account Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe?

Sedaris’ ‘Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk’: Aesop, Rated R

The humour of Sedaris’s previous books has depended largely on the reader feeling totally secure within the world he has created — because it’s their world, too. May 02, Amy rated it did not like it. I could have gone on with this book forever. In fact, David Sedaris should give me 5 stars for reading this piece of xedaris An Irish Setter discusses his marital problems and infidelities, wishing that he might seek out another mate but ultimately returning to his mixed-breed wife.

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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Wicked Bestiary by David Sedaris – review

Top Stories Street drug found in Toronto linked to overdose deaths favid A smugly healthy, unsympathetic lab rat sings a different tune after being injected with the virus that causes AIDS. It’s a collection of 16 fables that feature animals with human characteristics, attitudes, biases, and frailties.

It gets you thinking as well. Let me start by saying I think that David Sedaris is one of the funniest human beings out there. Jul 01, Gordon Zane rated it really liked it.

Makes for some fun storytelling. Then things really went downhill. Reviewed by Diane Baker Mason. I’m not a huge fan of his satire, preferring his autobiographical stuff rather, but these stories were certainly funny and crowd-pleasing. Interview on The Daily Show. I’m surprised I read as many stories as I did — a total of 10 out of 16; I finally found myself getting so utterly depressed by the stories that I gave up — and am returning the one I bought as a present.

The big problem with Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk sedaros merely that line by line it’s not funny, it’s that it’s deeply, structurally not capable of being funny.

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