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Patchy but enjoyable,
This review is from: Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls (Kindle Edition)
"Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls" is David Sedaris's latest collection of short humorous essays. Subjects include taxidermy, his aimless youth, language-learning courses, his new home in England, and diary-keeping. This is an enjoyable read, and there are examples of tenderness and laugh-out-loud moments (for example, I liked Sedaris's dismay that his new passport photo depicts 'a penis with an old person's face drawn on it'); but things seemed a bit more subdued than in other volumes and, as another reviewer has mentioned, sometimes bitter. Interspersed with the observational pieces are a number of short monologues in which Sedaris adopts various repugnant right-wing and/or sociopathic personas. These are intended to be funny (maybe insightful?), but they leave a bit of a nasty taste.
[I was given a free download of this book by the publishers for review.]