Diary of Edward the Hamster 1990-1990
The darkly comic musings of a deeply thoughtful rodentthe perfect gift for pet lovers and anguished existentialists of all ages. Edward is a hamsteryet he contains multitudes. Trapped in a cage with a wheel that taunts him with its meaninglessness, Edward records the existential ennui that... show more
The darkly comic musings of a deeply thoughtful rodentthe perfect gift for pet lovers and anguished existentialists of all ages. Edward is a hamsteryet he contains multitudes. Trapped in a cage with a wheel that taunts him with its meaninglessness, Edward records the existential ennui that is the sum of his short life. His diary is an extraordinary work, filled with profound meditations on the nature of captivity, the emptiness of life, and the irrational will to live. This dark, pithy, irresistibly witty diary, with illustrations by acclaimed artist Miriam Elia, makes the perfect gift for anyone on your holiday list. It won’t take long before readers recognize that Edward is not just a hamsterhe is a state of mind.
Publish date: September 26th 2013
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
Edwards diary had the power to touch me way more than I anticipated after I picked it up in the bookstore, thinking a hamster's diary would be funny. While it is a super quick read, and there are loads of pictures it is so much more than Edward trying to resist the temptations of the running wheel...
Read the rest of this review at The Reading ObsessionThe shortest book I've read in the past few years? This book. One of the of the best books I've read in the past few years? This one.It took less than ten minutes to finish it, but the emotions and the thought and the brilliance behind it is more...
Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of Edward. Though he was but small of stature, he was mighty of spirit. I first met him shortly before his untimely passing and though I didn’t know him for long, he made a lasting impression upon me. Edward was a thinker, a philosopher, a...
This review is based on an ARC of the book.A very funny book on the musings of a nihilistic hamster. Edward is very much a "glass half-empty" kind of soul, as he tries to relate to the physical world around him, and when possible other living beings. He decides to keep a journal of his experiences i...