Saturday, January 16, 2010

Review: Love Curse of the Rumbaughs

This book is a new arrival to the shop, but I know it well. If it sounds up your alley, stop in to check it out! A real one of a kind story.

The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs is a quick and weird read by Jack Gantos, better known for his Rotten Ralph books for kids. This book is an uncommon concoction about a family obsessed with its mothers. In a related matter, they also go in for taxidermy, especially the twin pharmacists, Abner and Adolph.

Young Ivy, brought up surrounded by strange and delightful dioramas wherein tiny stuffed dead animals go about their fairy tale business, decides to make it her business too. There’s no getting away from this tale. Truly bizarre and truly captivating. And yes, inventive, too.

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