Friday, 8 December 2017

Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen Review


Sarah Andersen returns with another Sarah’s Scribbles book - and unfortunately it’s one too many. Looking for a series of trite, lazy, uninspired and unfunny observations, cascading one after another likes waves of diarrhea? Herding Cats is for you! 

The book is jam-packed with way too many vacuous strips about how much Sarah: loves cats and dogs, likes Halloween, is anxious in general, hates but can’t avoid procrastinating, hates periods, and thinks the internet is a out-of-control dumpster fire. There are also strips about not being a morning person, having bad posture, not liking winter for being cold, and enjoying cutting wrapping paper with scissors(!?). 

Her previous two books were amusing but Andersen’s gone back to well too many times now for it to still be entertaining. She really needs to come up with some new ideas because everything here is stale, repetitive, witless and formulaic. She tries something slightly different at the end by including a vapid and uninspiring longer-form guide for budding artists which amounts to her telling them to ignore everyone and keep trying - it’s just more obvious, unoriginal crap. 

Sarah Andersen’s first couple books are fun and worth a look but all Herding Cats shows is that she can only do the same thing for so long before her schtick becomes tedious and played out. A collection of inane, worthless and boring strips about nothing.

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