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Runny Oatmeal? Lacks Coherence
Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2019
This book contains typical comics by the Oatmeal (Matthew Inman). I like some of his work, not all of it, and I'd say the same for this book. However, the book as a whole lacks coherence, and some of the comics have no connection to the babies-cats theme. It reads like he thought, "Hey, I have a bunch of comics about babies or cats that haven't been published. Let's put them all together in a book along with some random unrelated comics." In other words, it feels like a cash grab, rather than a pre-planned and well-developed book. Matthew Inman is talented, no doubt, but this book is not my favorite. If you're already a super-fan, I'm sure you'll like this one, too. If you're not familiar with his work, I suggest you check out some of his other books first, like The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances, or How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You.