15 January 2016

Review: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Allie Brosh is a successful blogger with more than half a million followers and her reflective self-deprecating humour is endearing and very funny.

I read her book Hyperbole and a Half over a couple of sittings and really admire her honesty in addressing topics like depression and responsibility in relatable stories and observations. I also respect her ability to take a long - and sometimes difficult - look at herself and her character/nature in ways few of us ever do.

Her drawings are comical and hilarious but don't be fooled by their apparent simplicity. I read on the FAQ page of her blog that she often re-draws a scene or a character's face up to 10 times before she's 100% happy with it.

I chuckled, I laughed and enjoyed the stories and observations in Hyperbole and Half and will be following her work from now on.

If you haven't come across Allie's work before, you can read some of her work for FREE on her blog. My favourites are her stories about the simple dog and the helper dog.

My rating = *****

Carpe Librum!

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