Pearls Before Swine Rides Again!

by Stephan Pastis
Andrews McMeel Publishing, $12.99, 128 pages

As a reviewer of books, when I saw Stephan Pastis’s latest addition to his A Pearls Before Swine Collection, I jumped at the chance to see his latest work. As a follower of his daily strip carried by countless newspapers across the country, I look forward to his contribution to my local newspaper comic page every day. As I read through this latest book I got a chuckle on every turn of the page. In the world of newspaper comic artists, he is at the top of his profession.

“I am sure my (editors) thought they could outlast me. But they were wrong. They did not know that in 1982 I was voted the most obnoxious person at Huntington Junior High. They did not know that I won the award again in 1986 at San Marino High School.” Stephan Pastis

His unique view of the world, his ability to make fun of himself, and his wide cast of characters makes this strip one of the most popular in a crowded field. If you are not familiar with Stephan Pastis I would certainly recommend this book, and if you are already reading his strip on a daily basis I would still recommend this book for your collection.

Reviewed by Brian Taylor