Monday, November 27, 2017

Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book by Jomny Sun (2017)

I first heard about this book from a podcast on language.  They were discussing the unique spelling and grammar  in the book with the author, and why he chose to the particular spelling and grammar he did.  I was fascinated and decided to read the book.

It's a quick read, but really quite wonderful.  It's sort of graphic novel, and sort of a comic strip, and sort of of one of those daily calendars.  It's also really lovely, thought provoking and moving.  There are some beautiful philosophical musings on death, depression, being alone, friendship, and what it means to be a stranger in a strange land.  It's a book that should be read slowly, and thoughtfully, and more than once. 

Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A BookEveryone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book by Jomny Sun
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A big, hulking WOW followed by a pleased SIGH was my visceral reaction upon finishing this book. I initially listened to The World in Words podcast talking to Jonathan Sun about the unique grammar and spelling he used in the book, and the reasoning behind it. It sounded so fascinating, I wanted to read the book. It's an artistic endeavor, a graphic representation of topics ranging from depression to delight, from friendship to art and so very much more. You will muse, you will think deeply, you will laugh to yourself, you will feel. The whole book resonated with me, feeling so familiar. A lovely, lovely book.


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