Saturday, August 8, 2015

LOVE volume 2: THE FOX

Author: Frederick Brremaud
Publisher: Magnetic Press, Diamond Book Distributors
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Hardcover: 80 pages

In short: A day in the life of the fox, a one-eyed survivor on an island that is literally blowing up as the day progresses. In this wordless, lushly illustrated book, will the fox survive the avalanche, lava flows, predators?

My thoughts: This book "reads" like an HD nature documentary, except that the animals on this island seem like they were just thrown together by some mad scientist trying to collect a menagerie of assorted animals who seem to be out of their element. I can see the fox with the brown bear, rabbits and porcupine, but with the killer whales and polar bear too? Who attacked the fox so that it is blind in one eye? And when the fox goes to the old tree, is the baby fox her baby?

Throughout the book, I kept asking myself why is this series called Love? Where is the love y'all? At the end is a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson which is also curious, "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." Does the universe conspire to help this fox survive and live another day? Is that love?

See what you think.

Pre-published e-edition made possible by Net Galley and the publisher.

1 comment:

Nitika Gulati said...

Looks like a crisp novella! Thanks for sharing.