You're an Animal, Viskovitz by Alessandro Boffa, John Casey
You're an Animal, Viskovitz
Author: Alessandro Boffa, John Casey
Title: You're an Animal, Viskovitz
ISBN10: 0375704833
ISBN13: 978-0375704833
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (June 17, 2003)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1328 kb
Size epub: 1845 kb
Rating: 3.9 ✪
Votes: 374
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
In this wickedly hilarious collection of fables, Alessandro Boffa introduces us to Viskovitz and his never-ending search for his true love, Ljuba. As he changes from a lovelorn lion to a jealous finch, from a confused dung beetle to an enlightened police dog, Viskovitz embraces his metamorphoses with wry humor and an oftentimes painful sense of self.

As an ant, Viskovitz fights his way to the top where his egotism calls on the colony to create a monument to his greatness out of a piece of bread. As a sponge, he is horrified by the inbreeding in his family—“I’m my own mother-in-law!!!”—and yearns for a change in current so he can mate with Ljuba, who lies downstream. As a mantis, he asks his mother what his father was like, only to hear, “Crunchy. A bit salty. High in fiber.” Unfortunately, when he meets Ljuba shortly thereafter, he follows his father’s fate. And as a scorpion, his uncontrollably deadly efficiency meets its match in Ljuba and finds “no way to escape this intolerable, sinister happiness.”