The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, by Charlie Mackesy

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

“My author owned lots of calendars!”, said the mole. “He cut them all up, collected all the calendar sayings and compiled them into one book.”, he added.

The fox excitedly added: “He chose a font that makes the reader work to decipher it so that there’s a feeling of accomplishment!”

“I did the drawings!”, the boy exclaimed. “They may not be pretty but they’re mine. They’ll make Charlie money, money, money because it’s funny!”

“Wow”, said the fox, “and people actually buy that book?”

“Yes, fox, they’re daft like that! Not that anything is totally wrong about these ‘pearls of wisdom’; they’re just so trite that nobody should pay money for this stuff!”

The horse was neighing: “»Tears fall for a reason and they are your strength not weakness.« – they actually think that’s “profound”. Or so amazingly cute. Just because we’re anthropomorphized animals and we look good on Insta!”

One star out of five!

Ceterum censeo Putin esse delendam

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