Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary Read Online Free - 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.
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March 05, 2012
This book is a new story each chapter. The concept of Anthropomorphism makes you believe that this book will be excellent or is it because I had to wait on a HUGE waiting list from the library? Yes this book was in my mind terrible. The concept is that animals have human traits and I think the au...
November 30, 2010
David Sedaris is such a fudging ray of sunshine. I’m using the uncomfortable word “fudge” in this review as much as possible because I find it extra-obscene and sweetly domestic at the same time. Kind of like Sedaris. (Also, weirdly, I just found out that amazon.com will allow "fudge" as a replac...
October 23, 2010
Wow, this book is incredibly disturbing! Instead of Sedaris's usual personal essays, here are dark, dark fables starring talking animals, each story brimming with all the horrible things people say and do to each other, and ending with an even more horrible zinger. The writing is clever, and I ev...
August 20, 2016
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris is like Aesop and William Burroughs having a tough weekend outside the methadone clinic.
Actually it is like a cross between Woody Allen absurdist neurosis and Eudora Welty Southern Gothic grotesque with a nod to Gary Larson’s The Far S...
August 07, 2014
Awww, they think they're people! KAWAIII!!!
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is not your typical David Sedaris, self-confessional book. It's a collection of short stories in which animals have, for the most part, human conversations.
Fun, fairly light stuff with a bit of clever dashed in now and then as al...
January 26, 2011
I wanted to love this book, I really did. I have seen Mr. Sedaris read live several times and have always found him hilarious, so I thought I would listen to the audio version and see if I fared any better than the print version had with most of the readers on here, who seemed to be left cold by...
February 09, 2018
A funny little book of stories starring animals in the place of people.
The audio was fun-especially the tales narrated by Elaine Stritch.
I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if I had read it instead. Also, the price seems kind of high to me for such a short book. Thankfully, I checked t...
February 26, 2015
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
I've come to realize that I'm particular about satire, especially when it's supposed to be fu...
March 31, 2013
David says that some journalist described this book as “bed time stories for children who drink”. Well said journalist, whoever you are.
It’s about animals behaving in the petty, vain, ignorant, arrogant way humans do. Not his best work, but it wasn’t terrible either.
February 13, 2018
If you're looking for a quick, entertaining left-field read that will supply you with the odd chuckle and occasional grin, then 'Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk' will satisfy.
Sedaris is a damn good writer. He takes the common (and occasionally not-so-common) animal and puts them in a variety of human-es...