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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Review: I'll Be Dead By The Time You Read This by Romeo Alaeff

Title: I'll Be Dead By The Time You Read
Author: Romeo Alaeff
Publisher: Plume
Publish Date: November 29, 2011
Source: Netgalley

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You like a good satire.
  • You're an animal lover.

What's the Story?:

From "If you've ever eavesdropped on people's conversations, had heart-to- hearts with friends or family, or even just paid attention to the thoughts bouncing around in your own head, you'll undoubtedly find that we humans have, well, issues. In a stroke of cruel genius, internationally exhibited artist, Romeo Alaeff, asks: what if animals had as much emotional baggage as we do? Pairing gorgeously detailed drawings with overheard snippets from human conversation, I'll Be Dead by the Time You Read This collects the neurotic animals that have become an art world sensation."

My Two Cents:

This is a short little book that imposes some of the things we humans are always saying on animals. It's an interesting concept. I know that I'm guilty of being a little overly dramatic sometimes as I think many of my fellow humans are as well. When Alaeff imposes some of the things that we say on to the animals, in a strange way, it sort of makes you realize how we often blow things out of proportion or turn a relatively minor thing into something massive and life changing. Very interesting comment on human society and a great satire!


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