You’re an Animal, Viskovitz

Paperback $14.00

Vintage | Jun 17, 2003 | 176 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780375704833

  • Paperback$14.00

    Vintage | Jun 17, 2003 | 176 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780375704833

  • Ebook$9.99

    Vintage | Dec 18, 2007 | 176 Pages | ISBN 9780307430359

Praise

"A sweet delight, full of tall tales and broad humor and sly, subtle wit."—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“With any luck, Alessandro Boffa’s deliriously funny riff on Aesop will be the delicious bonbon that gets gobbled up in an hour of bliss and then passed around.”—New York Magazine

“Boffa takes us on a comic romp through the anthills, cages, sewers and dens of the animal world producing a hilarious portrait of Viskovitz and his friends as they experience the pleasures and dangers of an animal life that all too often resemble our own.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Funny and entertaining. . . . Never wears out its welcome.” —Salon.com

“It’s [Boffa’s] gift for turning scientific jargon into richly comic material . . . that makes his book such a Wild Kingdom of delight.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A cheeky little masterpiece that deserves its own plaque in the pantheon of comic literature.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Charming. . . [Boffa] brilliantly and often hilariously fuses animal biology with human frailty, narcissism, and egotism.” —Boston Sunday Globe

“Wickedly funny. . . wildly inventive. . . A terrific debut.”—St. Petersburg Times

“Exuberant, extravagant, and hilarious.” —The Commercial Appeal

“Wonderfully daffy. . . As witty and entertaining as we’ve had from Italy since the death of Calvino.”—Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered

“An unmitigated delight. . . A literary debut of promise, enchantment, and no small hilarity. It is always fiendishly clever and witty and often uproarious.”—Buffalo News

“A scientifically accurate, gleefully sexy, and philosophically mischievous improvisation on Ovid’s Metamorphosis.”—Booklist

Author Essay

Alessandro Boffa’s Author Desktop includes essays from the author and translator about the creation and translation of the book.

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