Thursday, February 25, 2016

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Before we start, I should make something clear. I have seen Sarah's Scribbles floating around the internet, but I don't follow her. I basically requested this book because it reminded me of Hyperbole and a Half, which I absolutely adored.

Adulthood is a Myth is a short (about a hundred pages) collection of comics. I don't know how many are original and how many are previously published, but I do recall having seen one or two of them floating around.

Basically, the comics are very adorable, and quite a few of them speak to me (basically, all about books). Not all, because clearly we are two different people from two different backgrounds, but quite a few. Probably more than half.

Now, I basically went in hoping for another Hyperbole and a Half, so I should say this right out: this is not Hyperbole and a Half. For one thing, each story is one page, and for another, it doesn't go into the depth that Hyperbole and a Half did. It's a quick read, but it's not going to be one that I'll want to read over and over again. I might refer to a few comics, but I won't want to keep reading the stories, like I still do for Hyperbole and a Half (which is on Scribd).

Ok, I've spent a good paragraph talking about a different book, so back to Adulthood is a Myth. I suppose that there's not much more to say. It's an amusing book, and one that is squarely aimed at the young (and the young at heart). I certainly can identify with the feeling that I'm not grown up yet, something that pervades the book, even if I don't do the same things as the cartoonist.

All in all, this is a funny book.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review.

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