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  • By SUZANNE ALLECA
    Feb 16, 2011
    I'm a late-comer to Barry Corbett's sly, sardonic and intelligent humor, magnifidently on display in his three collections of panel-cartoons. Well known as an unabashed cat lover, a friend included a copy of Kitty Nirvana: The First Ginger and Shadow Collection in my Christmas bag. Reading it on Boxing Day, chuckling and snickering to myself, recognizing in Ginger and Shadow every cat I've ever coddled, and finally calling in my husband to read over my shoulder, I hoped there was more of this entertaining fluff, literally. Coming up empty on a sequel (Ginger and Shadow Redux, Mr. Corbett?), Finding Embrace the Pun and Revenge of the Pun, I discovered the author knew more than one note. With brilliant takes on corporate symbols and characters, and topical and pop culture references galore, these books are also highly entertaining and satisfying. Throw out your tank top copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul and put Barry Corbett's volumes in its stead. I did, and my soul is the better for... More > it. You may have to limit bathroom visits with an egg timer, though, if the queue to the loo gets rambunctious.< Less
  • By Barry Corbett
    Dec 17, 2010
    Highly Recommended, reviewer: Jan Evan Whitford, Allbooks Reviews, 14 November 2010 Okay, here's what happened: while waiting in a doctor's office, I started reading this collection of cartoons. You've heard of “LOL”, the teenyboppers' texting abbreviation for laugh out loud, right? Well, I actually LOL'ed. In public. Really. See, at first, I was just reading away and grinning madly, but then the LOL happened. Other patients stared at me so I sheepishly held up my copy of Corbett's book for them to see. They say puns are “the lowest form of humor” but I don't agree with that. My take is that puns require a great deal of intelligence to come up with. And appreciate. But Barry Corbett doesn't just deliver puns in his cartoons; he combines the puns with a special, ingeniously edgy wit. These cartoons are definitely quirky. If you like John Mc Pherson's CLOSE TO HOME and Greg Larson's THE FAR SIDE, then you'll love REVENGE OF THE PUN!. Barry Corbett's cartoons have been featured in THE... More > NEW YORKER and READER'S DIGEST, as well as over twenty other major publications. REVENGE OF THE PUN! is his third book and follows on the heels of EMBRACE THE PUN! and KITTY NIRVANA: THE FIRST GINGER AND SHADOW COLLECTION, which won a Silver Medal at the IPPY Awards. The author's popular webcomics GINGER AND SHADOW, STAR CROSSED and RAFFERTY can be found on his website: www.corbettfeatures.com . ### A Great Collection of Cartoon Puns - Recommended, November 1, 2010 By  C. F. Hill "CFH", Amazon Top 50 Reviewer This review is from: Revenge of the Pun! (Paperback) "Revenge of the Pun!" is a collection of single frame cartoons based on puns. To make it clear right up front, I am a serious fan of puns and often finding myself making them all of the time, even occasionally when they might not be exactly appropriate, so jumped at the offer when given a chance to review this book. The author, Barry Corbett, is a freelance cartoonist who's work has appeared in several major magazines. This collection of some 180 cartoons is packed full of puns, some that hit me square on and really tickled my funny bone, while a few others took me a bit to "get". This is a great quick read that lends itself to being picked up and read (or re-read) at a any place in the book. It is also appropriate for all age groups, which is a welcome change these days. Recommended! "Revenge of the Pun!" is a sequel to Embrace the Pun, which I have not yet read. ### Revenge of the Pun! Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch James A. Cox, November 10, 2010 The pun, both the best and worst form of humor. "Revenge of the Pun!" is the follow up to Barry Corbett's previous book of cartoons, Embrace the Pun!, a collection of cartoons that illustrate just how punny Corbett can be. Humorous with plenty of entertainment value, "Revenge of the Pun!" is a fun and hard to put down read for the lover of pun.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9780557493364
Edition
First
Publisher
Corbett Features
Published
June 30, 2010
Language
English
Pages
100
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.44 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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