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The Book of Onions: Comics to Make You Cry Laughing - Book Review

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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published September 1st 2018
I suppose it has layers
The Book of Onions, Jake Thompson, comics, funny comics, cynical comics

The Book of Onions
, by Jake Thompson, is the first paperback compilation of the bi-weekly webcomic Jake Likes Onions. It contains no actual onions. The comics are clever, cynical, and occasionally disturbing. Sometimes they are about relatable things, like how to throw a used tissue into a bin, and other times they are about something more bizarre, like goth ducks, or bubbles that burst you (in Soviet Russia?). It reminded me of Kate Beaton's Hark, A Vagrant! in the style of humour and the historical references.

The Book of Onions, comics, cynical comics, funny comics, Hark a Vagrant, Kate Beaton, Jake Likes Onions, Scooby Doo
From The Book of Onions by Jake Thompson

The Book of Onions would be a fairly quick read if you decided to enjoy it all at once, but it's also a book you could dip in and out of at your leisure. It would make a great gift for someone with a slightly dark sense of humour.

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

October 9, 2018
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