Ooh, look: Ian Sansom gave the book a cracking review in The Guardian. And the discerning people at Bookmunch have compared it favourably to Edward Gorey, Magnus Mills, Tim Burton and Richard Brautigan. There's flattering for you.
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Why did the national anthem turn out rubbish? Why has the supply teacher blacked out all the windows? Why have the islanders run amok like that? Where do those ladders go, anyway? And what, exactly, is up with all the walruses?
At last, the stories that have beguiled McSweeney's readers, unsettled Radio 4 listeners, and smooched with book slam audiences from New York to Bloxwich, are all together in one book. Yes, you're right, it is quite short. What took him so long?
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