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One of the Finest Books of Our Generation
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2019
I thought I was getting a 24-page children's tale about a little dog's birthday party - oh, how I was mistaken. "Puppy Birthday to You"! should be regarded as a central work of world literature and one of the finest artistic achievements of the past 1,000 years. Much like it's predecessors - "Ulysses", "Grapes of Wrath" or "War and Peace" the political underpinnings of this book demand that it be read multiple times and studied like one would study the Bible or other sacred texts. As critic Peter McPudgins put it in his 15 page long review of the book "... the conclusion of "Puppy Birthday to You" is an attempt to hedge the conflict between the individualistic perspective inherent in the bourgeois value system and the authoritarian hierarchy retained from traditional, paternalistic society".
It is suggested by scholars that the "Birthday Party" is a metaphor for the United States freeing itself from foreign cultural domination in the 18th century. Others contend that a major theme is the importance of environment and upbringing in developing young people's character and morality - truly, both may be correct. Whatever your interpretation, by midway through the book (page 12) you will realize that Marshall, Chase and friends are up to something that goes a lot deeper than a simple birthday party.
"Puppy Birthday to You" is the seminal piece of literature of our time and should be required reading for all children and adults.