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Monday, November 26, 2012

Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People by Douglas Coupland & Graham Roumiey

Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People
Douglas Coupland & Graham Roumiey
Vintage Canada (Random House of Canada)
ISBN: 978-0-307-36067-0
Buy from Indigo

Description: In the grand tradition of Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies, Tim Burton's Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Hillaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales for Children, comes Douglas Coupland and Graham Roumieu's Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People.

Ever wonder what would happen if Douglas Coupland's unhinged imagination met Graham Roumieu's insane knack for illustrating the ridiculously weird? The answer is seven deliciously wicked tales featuring seven highly improbable, not only inappropriate, characters, including Donald the Incredibly Hostile Juice Box, Hans the Weird Exchange Student, Brandon the Action Figure with Issues and Kevin the Hobo Minivan with Extremely Low Morals. If you are over the age of consent, seriously weird or just like to laugh, you'll love the unlovable miscreants who unleash their dark and unruly desires on every page of these unsuitable, completely hilarious tales.


The Good Stuff
  • Won't lie this book is way to cool and intelligent for me
  • Truly unique
  • Odd and disturbing yet snort out loud funny at times
  • Illustrations too are one or a kind
  • Have a feeling this will be loved by some, truly hated by others and for simple girls like me just meh and way over my head
  • Truly in the spirit of Grimm's Fairy Tales
  • Wonderfully imaginative- this is a man you never have to worry about being predictable
  • Dialogue of the characters is odd yet refreshingly honest
  • The zombie substitute teacher story was seriously funny
 The Not So Good Stuff
  • Expected so much better
  • Very small book for such a steep price - I know quality vs quantity but maybe it's just me
  • Sorry Coupland - just could not get into this -- don't worry its me not you -- I am more a simple in your face girl
Favorite Quotes/Passages

"The library front desk let him use the bathroom in exchange for guarding the property from grafitti taggers."

"Don't throw math in my face. I hate math. It's hard, it's stupid, and it;s nature's way of separating spinsters from women who end of breeding."

"More than once, in desperation, he tried luring senior citizens inside, but when he started his shakedown, they sounded like snapping pretzels, which creeped him out. And all they left behind were coupons, dentures and half-used packets of Sanka."


Who Should/Shouldn't Read
  • only for those who enjoy the obscure and unique
  • you want something completely different, this one is for you
3 Dewey's

I received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review - sorry guys just not my thing I guess

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