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This review is from: The Principles of Uncertainty (Paperback)
Penguin USA (or a subset thereof calling itself grandly The Penguin Press - no sign of their oh-so-undignified logo on the hardback) have done Maira Kalman proud with this livre d'artiste that thinks it's a comic book, somewhat weightier in the hand, alas, than in its self-regarding content. To quote from amazon.com, <the book is very unfriendly to the person who loves the feel of a "good read": it is unwieldy and inappropriately proportioned for a comfortable, cosy read. Why wasn't this "famous designer" more involved when it came to designing a great product to her customers? I think she'd lost interest long before the book came out> probably because it was originally a blog, which might explain why it's written in greetings card prose. Back to the kooky cult kids' books, Maira!
NB Of the four reviewers that gave this five stars, and were no doubt what induced me to buy it, one, Leo McMarley, was Kalman's British publisher (actually this is wrong; see my note to his review), two have reviewed no other book (always suspicious) and the only other book the fourth has reviewed (apart from another Kalman) is one on binge eating - make of that what you will