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Man Hardcover – Bargain Price, April, 1992
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A key bit of dialogue:
-You didn't take me in. I came in.
-I let you stay, then.
-Yes, but why? That is the question.
-I felt sorry for you, of course. You were cold... starving...
-You were being kind?
-Er... yes. I suppose so.
-My size didn't come into it?
-You weren't attracted... fascinated... by my size?
-Well... not JUST that -
-Suppose you'd been woken up by a naked starving man six foot tall? You'd have screamed, run for Mum and Dad and called the police?
On the other hand, do NOT start reading this to your 4 year old unless you want questions and comments like "hee hee, he's drinking a BEER!" "why does he call the boy a sissy? What is a sissy?" "what is a wog?" "why does the boy tell lies to his mama?" and "he's a bad man because he will burn down the house and kill the good boy."
I went to the library, saw this next to The Snowman in the children's section, grabbed it along with a bunch of other books for bedtime reading. Meant to look it over before I read it to our preschooler. Husband saw the book on our shelf, assumed that I'd already vetted it, began to read it to the tot, who of course loved the funny little naked man and begged for more!Read more ›