The Art of Breathing (Bear, Otter, and the Kid Chronicles) - T.J. Klune
~ Buddy Review by Ulysses and Beverley

Ulysses’ Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beverley’s Rating: Ranging from 3 – 5 of 5 stars

Ulysses’ View

I’m a klunatic. I confess. Any crazy-ass stuff that T.J. Klune spews at me, I just swallow it down and beg for more. I didn’t know what the plot was going to be (and neither will you, until you read it), but I knew how it was going to read.

This is not a totally apples-to-apples comparison, but Klune’s “Bear, Otter and the Kid” series is stylistically akin to Michael Chabon’s quirky writing style in his best-seller Telegraph Avenue. It is dizzying, hilarious, frustrating, powerful, absurd, and ultimately either drugs you into submission or pisses you off irredeemably.

I am in the former category. I loved the first two books in this series, and indeed have loved all of T.J. Klune’s writing. His quirky, passionate style ensnares me instantly, and drags me into the rollercoaster minds of his characters; my empathy taps are turned on “full” and my heart beats in rhythm with theirs as their stories unfold...

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