Thursday, March 20, 2008
The Police Cloud by Christoph Niemann - review
The Police Cloud by Christoph Niemann
Christoph Niemann does a lot of work for The New Yorker. Maybe that's why my sons and I just kind of didn't get this book. The four year old didn't understand that the cloud by his very nature cannot be an effective police officer. Because he's a puff of vapor, right? And I didn't understand why you would write a book in which the premise and the plot are so completely at odds.
Plus I'm getting kind of tired of illustration that looks like Colorforms (except for Bob Staake - I'll buy that guy a new box if he's run out). I don't care if it's trendy or retro - it looks lazy to me.