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    Touché.

    But Gaetano is awesome. Definitely.

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    It absolutely was, definitely one of the better books I've read this year.

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    Pfft, you want the hardcover. Seriously.

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    The hardcover version is so cheap I don't really see why this paperback is necessary...

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    Yeah, I don't know why anyone would want the paperback when the hardcover is available.

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    I finished reading Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism last night.
    A delightful and profoundly joyous experience I must say.

    A very succinct and thought out little masterpiece, on how in times of crisis or war both sorrow and wonder can come to shine, especially for those feeling most left behind.

    It seems to me that the vivid yet concise wording, both as the careful and almost 'clean' story structure of Christopher Golden (akin to his striking novella 'Nesting') really brings out the deeper motifs to wonderment, a ruthlessness to the unexpected and to the playfulness in this book.

    The kind of playfulness mr Mike obviously and lovingly put into this story, with all the woodworky carved out and re-painted little puppets all over the place. With a lot of stark blacks and chiaroscuro.

    I bet both Roald Dahl, Astrid Lindgren or Antoine de Saint-Exupéry would love the Hell out of this book! Or I know I do.
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    Been called a 'good egg'. Been told to rock, been told to steady myself. Been told to (please) be goin' places.
    Chillingly good stuff besides Mignola, Slint, M, Knut and really big chunks of tinfoil?
    Half sunk in the mud, with one eye showing / a cracked smile and hair still growing /
    your hands miles apart, as if they'd never met / you were the happiest I'd seen you yet
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    (full) lyrics to 'Exhume' by Bedhead.

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    You hit it right on the nose with Roald Dahl Kees, it really does read like one of his novels; it's a fairly simplistic fairytale kind of story with a seriously dark undercurrent.

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