Sunday, April 1, 2018

How to Be Happy

Written by: Eleanor Davis

First line: In my old life I had a lot of anger, I was out of control

Why you should read this book: It's a really triumph of speculative, emotional, graphic storytelling, comprising a series of vignettes drawn in different styles on different themes, but all relating back to the general uneasiness involved with being a human being. The stories are smart, funny, poignant, inventive, and slightly disquieting. I've never read a book like this before.

Why you shouldn't read this book: An author's note before the title page explains that, despite the title, this book is not about how to be happy, and in fact, one or two of the stories made me cry.

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