Monday, May 25, 2015
Hugs and Misses by Wilhelm Staehle
Here are 30 exquisite postcards from Wilhelm Staehle’s Silhouette Masterpiece Theater (silhouettemasterpiecetheater.com). Each panel in the popular weekly web comic features a painstakingly detailed etching carved from a beautiful painting; the results are gorgeous and very funny. Hugs and Misses is a terrific Valentine’s Day gift, full of lovelorn ladies, roguish gentlemen, renegade Cupids, and indecent proposals.
(Synopsis from Amazon.)
For those of you that have been following my reviews for a little while, you know that I like books that are a little out of the ordinary. If something is quirky, funny, weird, or bizarre, there's a good chance that I will read it, no questions asked. I also love sarcastic humor, the snarkier the better. Therefore when I was contacted by Quirk to see if I wanted to review a book of snarky postcards, I said yes immediately.
I thought Hugs and Misses was great. It had all the snarky, sarcastic humor that I love. It even had bad puns, which made it even better. My favorite postcard in the book was the one about the Victorian girls. It made me laugh for quite a long time.
They were a couple jokes that I didn't understand, but I got most of them. The ones that I did understand made me at least chuckle, if not laugh like a hyena on crack. I won't send any of these postcards out because I have strict rules about taking care of my books, and that includes not ripping things out. However, this will make a great book to make friends laugh whenever they do come over.
I give Hugs and Misses: 4/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, Quirk Books, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.