Reflections, laughs, social commentary and beautiful imagery combine.
Musings from the Inner Duck
Penguin Random House Australia
Musings From the Inner Duck, Michael Leunig’s poignantly hilarious new cartoon collection, ranges from Curly Flat to the global positioning sausage, accompanied by the direction-finding duck.
This collection of 138 cartoons tilts towards the whimsical, the wise and the sublimely misaligned; it’s less heavily political than previous collections, although the political system cops a serve here and there. Mr Curly features often. There’s the Global Positioning Sausage. The Effect of the Carbon Tax on Your Sausage. Duckwhistle Politics. A Soliloquy for Strange Times. The Ordinary Oddness of Existence. In a nutshell: all the questions (and some very funny answers) that can be put about human existence.
Cartoons, reflections, musings, suggestions, reveries, rhymes, blessings, jokes, lamentations, theories, mysteries, tributes, lapses, and experiments.
Witty, poignant and intelligent observations mixed in with some pertinent social commentary all sandwiched into glorious cartoons that say it all so simply. A delight to read. (I particularly like the colour images.) You need to read this yourself to appreciate the cleverness, the cover gives you an idea of just what to expect – and that is, the unexpected. 🙂
NB This book was provided for review by the publisher.
Cartoons can be so very effective at expressing a point of view or making a commentary! And when they’re done well they can be brilliant. Glad you enjoyed this, Carol.
Leunig make some very astute observations Margot.
Thanks for the review Carol, I’ve just requested this one from the library.
Some very astute observations here Tracey.