Saturday, January 18, 2014

Picture This

Just checked out This Land Was Made For You And Me (But Mostly Me), by Bruce McCall and David Letterman.  In case you don't get it, it's noted on the back " illustrated guide to the outrageous display of obscene wealth by the world's one percent."

I've long been a fan of Bruce McCall, a humorist who's worked for National Lampoon and The New Yorker. Drawings of the fantastic, dealing with the absurd scale of massive human inventions, are his specialty, so this book is right up his alley. Unfortunately, the drawings do it all in this 105-page book.  The text (I assume by Letterman) beats you over the head with the joke that's already clear from the illustrations--callous billionaires despoiling the land and laughing at the less well-off.

So I can recommend this book as something fun to look at, but not so great if you plan to read it.


Post a Comment

<< Home

web page hit counter