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The Book of Dubious Beasts By Jaxy Mono,

  • Title: The Book of Dubious Beasts
  • Author: Jaxy Mono
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • St George murders a fire swallowing Welsh dragon A mermaid goes looking for true love on land A blob of shape changing mucus runs for political office These are some of the weird and wonderful tales told by the macaque Jaxy Mono, in this seminal work of monkey lit , The Book of Dubious Beasts Inspired by the animal stories of Rudyard Kipling and Jorge Luis Borges, anSt George murders a fire swallowing Welsh dragon A mermaid goes looking for true love on land A blob of shape changing mucus runs for political office These are some of the weird and wonderful tales told by the macaque Jaxy Mono, in this seminal work of monkey lit , The Book of Dubious Beasts Inspired by the animal stories of Rudyard Kipling and Jorge Luis Borges, and beautifully illustrated by renowned artist Dmitry Pousirev, The Book of Dubious Beasts is an unforgettable trip to the zoo of the human imagination ABOUT THIS BOOK This book is true Every word Especially the lies Look along the edge of a table that is the first dimension, breadth Then look along the other edge of the table that is the second dimension, depth Then look down at the table s leg that is the third dimension, height Add up those three dimensions and you have space Now think at right angles to the first three dimensions, and you have the fourth dimension, time Add those four dimensions together and you have what cynics call reality , or everything But any reputable theoretical astrophysicist will tell you that our universe has than four dimensions Some of the eggheads calculate that it has ten others are convinced that it has twenty two It s no wonder that the Einsteins can t tie their own shoelaces and their hair grows perpendicular to their craniums So think at right angles to reality , and you will discover the fifth dimension, imagination And, living in this dimension, you will find many beasts that you probably thought did not exist creatures like dragons and mermaids and unicorns animals created not by God or by Mother Nature or by Charles Darwin, but by our own fears and fantasies Of course, you may look at the strange and imaginary animals in this book and rub your eyes and mutter in disbelief, but these beasts, they can t be Either the monkey with the typewriter got stoned, or I m hallucinating This is absurd, the fifth dimension doesn t exist But of course the fifth dimension exists, even if only in our heads for with our minds we can make up whole worlds and universes of alternative realities And do, every night when we fall asleep So, welcome to the zoo of the human imagination Roll up, drop a penny in the turnstile, and come gawp at the strange and improbable beasts caged in this book Like us, their makers, they are creatures that science can t explain Only, please DON T FEED THE CRITTERS Many of these beasts can spit fire, or spout acid, or breathe plague, or turn you into stone and most of the others would happily scrunch up your bones and slurp your brains out of your skull if you get too close And watch out that the creatures don t escape, for where imagination intersects with reality, absolutely anything can happen A macaque with an iPad can even write a book
    The Book of Dubious Beasts St George murders a fire swallowing Welsh dragon A mermaid goes looking for true love on land A blob of shape changing mucus runs for political office These are some of the weird and wonderful tales t

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    1. I won this book via a Good reads giveaway I don t normally pick short stories but they re often a really satisfying read, especially on a lunch break or when you have a few minutes in the evening But I just couldn t get in to these stories All the tales are about various animals, real or mythical, with some moralish spin on them However, it was often hard to identify with them and so difficult to really engage with the story There s a lot of different ideas and styles going on here that I think [...]

    2. This book is so deliciously different it is difficult to do it justice in simple layman s terms Yes, it is written by a monkey, one Jaxy Mono, an undisputed master of the monkey lit genre Where this book differs from the rest is that the human race has been put well and truly in its rightful place Without wishing to give too much away, we are not actually the centre of the universe.Jaxy takes a few familiar gems of fact and fiction and builds new tales around them The legendary creatures are so [...]

    3. Firstly, I usually struggle with short stories of this kind I feel like I just get to know the characters then the story ends and a new one begins This book started that way but the I read the I enjoyed ite Mermaid story was my favourite, nearly missed my stop at the bus stop while engrossed in it The stories fall into that old folklore fairytale type rhythm of storytelling with an underlying message I m not quite sure what the deal is with the tail less barbary ape author Jaxy Mono lol and th [...]

    4. Thank you for sending me this book I have not read any of Jaxy Mono s other books This is a collection of short stories 10 in all , each one based on imaginary animals that seem to come together in the last chapter You really have to use your own imagination to enjoy this book The illustrations are really good We never seem to know who Jaxy Mono is I love his paw print at the front of the book My suggestion is that you read the book yourself.

    5. I was pleased to have won this book in a recent First Reads giveaway.I have never been fond of short stories but now and again, I do find some that does hold my attention This was one such book and also very different to my preferred genres It s the first time that I have read any books by this author and hope to read in due course.

    6. I enjoyed reading this book, all about various mythical beasts In particular the story of the dragon was my favourite, as it has animals taking on the roles of humans with them dressed with briefcases and hats Once I started reading this book I couldn t put it down It was a enjoyable quick read.

    7. This is a Giveaway Have only just started reading but I am loving it I can t really describe it except imagine a fantasy just So story I thoroughly enjoyed reading it it made my tube journey delightful.

    8. These little stories were so well written I love the authors writing style An entertaining and poetic little book I received this for free through giveaways.

    9. I received this book from a GoodReads giveaway It was an interesting read I enjoyed reading the tales of the different beasts throughout the book.

    10. Won in a Giveaway Fresh and unusual premise Strong authorial voice Every story has an overt moral message.

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