Saturday, June 1, 2013

Laugh With Laxman - Review

Laugh with Laxman, R.K. Laxman
5 stars
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This is a collection of cartoons that RK Laxman drew outside the world of his famous pocket cartoon - You Said It. While several are from the sunday edition of the Times of India, during a period when RK Laxman was at his prolific best, there are some that have been taken from cartoons he drew for the monthly magazine, Science Today.

The cartoons themselves provide a rich mix of humour - the plain visual gag for instance, like the one where an eager-to-please father is trying to blow up a balloon, only to find himself floating in the air, and without much success with the balloon. Then there is a wry but cutting comment on man's futile attempt to tame nature where a person remarks with incredulity at a river's ever-changing course and man's attempt to bridge it.

The 187 cartoons in this book provide ample opportunity to indulge the zygomaticus major muscle and the dozen other muscles to varying degrees - smile, chuckle, guffaw, or the cliched ROFL.

ISBN-13: 978-0140284355

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