this book reads like a dare or a challenge: can you, edward gorey, write and illustrate a book in which a man loses an umbrella, another man tries to buy an umbrella but is dissatisfied with his options, various people discuss the likelihood of rain in the coming days, etc. and still make people wanna read it?
edward gorey rises to the challenge! it’s not my favorite of his books, but considering it’s not a narrative so much as “some things that are happening on a rainy day from a variety of perspectives,” it’s amazing that it is even a teensy bit entertaining. and it’s way more than that. who doesn’t love a very good dog??
these two pictures sum me up pretty well; i love rain, i hate umbrellas.
why do i hate umbrellas?? because danger.
this “review” is really just a response to how very sad i am that i endured that whole “summer” nonsense, and now we are supposed to be getting five days in a row of driving rain and i could be in my little home sitting by my window drinking barry’s tea and reading—but nooooooo—THIS is the weekend i will be out of town and missing it all. nature abhors a karen.