Reviews - What do customers think about Moderna cartilla de urbanidad?
Sorry this in English Feb 11, 2007
I was going to write this in Spanish, but my computer for whatever reason is not letting me enter in tildes and other characters necessary for correct punctuation. Anyway, I just got this little book, and I recommend it to all fans of Chumez' previous work. I was first introduced to Chumy Chumez in Hermano Lobo, and the present work seems like he could have written it at that time, a few minor modern technological references notwithstanding. The book is essentially a fatalistic take on an etiquette guide, and it reads like something Ambrose Bierce would have written. Chumez' writing, as always, is very toungue-in-cheek, and laden with his very misanthropic humor. Chumy, as always, is at his best with one-liners. The writing as a whole, is exactly what you'd expect from Chumy. The illustrations, however, leave something to be desired. Fans of Chumez' classic cartoons will hope for illustrations along the lines of the famous "Don Quijote/Coto Privado" drawing or Columbus' landing in America. The drawings here are much more detailed, but generally lacking humoristically and add little to the book. On the whole, its a very recommendable book both for its brevity and enjoyability.