On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time 200 bloggers will take a stand to support books printed on environmental paper by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 such books.
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My book for review is a collection of strips by Jamie Smith, Freezeframe: It's Going to be a Long Winter.
Title: Freezeframe: It's Gonna be a Long Winter
Author: Jamie Smith
Publisher: The Ester Republic Press, 2008
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About the book:
Yet another collection of classics from Alaska's longest-running cartoon, the fruits of Seasonal Affective Drawing are home-grown humor from the heartland of the north. Smith's zany look at life in the Frozen North is appreciated by both visitors encountering our mosquitoes for the first time and sourdoughs with a profound understanding of that winter run to the outhouse...
How is Wisconsin like Alaska? Well, it's bloody cold in winter. Ice-fishing is a bona-fide hobby. Have I mentioned that it's cold? Like, freezing, brrrrrrrrr cold, so cold your snot freezes before it gets out of your nose... Never mind that Alaska gets way colder, and stays that way for much longer. That's just details!!
Anyway, now that we've established that it's cold here (too), Jamie Smith's pen very cleverly captures the joy of living in Alaskan frigidity, whether the subjects are human or animal. I had a good laugh flipping through it, even as I mentally cringed at the thought of winter almost being upon us. Along with the cold, the snow, and the ice. Have I mentioned that I'm from a tropical country? *grin*
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drey's rating: 3/5 Good