Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Lost Thing

Author: Shaun Tan

First line: So you want to hear a story?

Why you should read this book: An extremely surreal picture book with extremely surreal pictures. When the narrator finds a lost thing (it resembles a red teakettle, if a teakettle were twenty feet high, with spikes, wings, tentacles, and doors) at the beach, he becomes obsessed with figuring out where such an object belongs. Thoughtful commentary on how easy it is not to notice things we don't want to see.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You're only into reality.

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