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Archy music will linger in your head long after you finish the book. Here's a tiny taste from his interview with a mummy:
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little scatter footed
Writers (particularly journalists) can go lifetimes without attaining such loose-limbed grace. And the illustrations by George Herriman ("Krazy Kat") provide the perfect counterpoint. On top of all that, Marquis did the impossible: he made a cockroach loveable.
Cant wait for my sister to open this at Christmas! She used to watch Shinbone Alley over and over and over when we were younger... I think she'll be thrilled!Published 2 days ago by Whitney Reinhart
Walking down memory lane; I first read this when in college back in the 70's and the humor and situations are still relevant today! Read morePublished 4 days ago by DJC
Read it 30 years ago and still find it funny and meaningful.Published 1 month ago by Linda Piccirilli
It's a terrific book, a must for those who love unusual forms of expression. Funny and intelligent.Published 1 month ago by Irina
Who loves cockroaches? No one. Yet, this philosophical poet cockroach weasels his way into your heart with his free verse poetry.Published 3 months ago by piper
I've never met a person who didn't love the poem "the lesson of the moth." Don Marquis still has a cult following among those who love the whimsical, melancholic, and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by 3foot1
I am so glad to have this little book back after loaning it out to someone who also loved it! Marquis' voice is as important now as then.Published 5 months ago by Paul A Gens