January 5th, 2010

best of year 2009

Here's my official Favourite Book of the Year, happily sitting on my desk, which I found in my favourite Brussels bookshop, Tropismes, by Alexandra Pilchard. It's a baby board book called Herman et Dominique, about a mousy-looking man named Herman who has an intimate relationship with a mussel named Dominique. But Dominique leaves him, so he shacks up with an oyster named Marie-Claude, until Dominique suddenly returns to him... with chips.

I wish we had more baby books like this, French language publishers totally rock. I love how the book fits into my hand and opens just like a mussel.
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