Thursday, April 11, 2013
Last week while I was cataloging new books for our library, I had to stop and read this one immediately. It's exquisite!! And sadly, it's the last gift we'll receive from Maurice Sendak.
How can you not love anything written by Maurice Sendak? This one takes only about 15 minutes to read, but will stay with you for the rest of your life. An elegant tribute to love for his brother Jack, and for his life partner Eugene, this is truly (IMHO) his tour du force...a journey back through tales of Shakespeare, and through a mind as imaginative and exploratory as any writer ever possessed.
An ordinary review is impossible...it's only 32 pages...buy it, treasure it, read it, again and again. And when you go, be sure to bequeath it to someone you love.
Title: My Brother's Story
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: HarperCollins (2013), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 32 pages
Genre: farewell valedictory
Subject: life and love
Setting: Sendak's mind
Source: Library (but I subsequently bought one).
Why did I read this book now? Can you say "Sendak"?
Posted by Tina at 12:00 AM