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The Far Side Gallery (1984)

by Gary Larson

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I've always liked Gary Larson, and I assume I've read every book of his, but with Goodreads, now I can see if that is indeed the case! So here's step one. ( )
  AmberTheHuman | Aug 30, 2013 |
Original 1984 Gallery of Masterpieces Will Never Go Out of Fashion: Larson's original gallery has so many classic Far Side cartoons that you can not justify not owning this sensational collection of his work. Larson may well have retired a while ago but the power of these works of brilliance to make the reader laugh will never fade. There have been many who have copied Larson's style but I have never come across anyone else who has even come close to achieving the quality of The Far Side.

Buy The Far Side Gallery along with its sequels, the original smaller books that make up these galleries are also great buys, along with the calendars and other merchandise. Larson's 2007 calendar gives all the proceeds to wildlife conservation (which obviously inspired a lot of his work) so get that too. You can never own enough of The Far Side.

In this volume (originally released in 1984) of the Gallery collections you will find such classic Far Sides as on Noah's Ark "Well that's it for the unicorns, from now on all the carnivores are confined to C Deck", the father being held up by his shirt collar by an invisible man with his son saying "BigBob is tired of you saying he doesn' exist, the smashed bottle falling from the clouds with humans running away with the word Uh-Oh! from the sky. The bears riding in the circus car saying "Looks Like a trap I said, nonsense no one would set a trap way out here in the woods you said...." The crocodiles on the river bank saying "That was incredible, no fur, claws, horns, antlers or nothing, just soft and pink" and of course the classic picture of dinosaurs smoking with the caption beneath "The Real Reason Dinosaurs Became Extinct" are just a small sample of the classic laughs within this sensational masterpiece.
  iayork | Aug 9, 2009 |
The Far Side did get better as it went on. I feel like at this point he hadn't really hit his stride yet... ( )
  bluedream | Apr 14, 2009 |
As always, Gary Larson delivers. The Far Side Gallery is funny, provocative, and insightful, like all of Larson's books. Unfortunately, as with most comics strips, it's either all or nothing, love it or hate it. If you like Larson, then you are guaranteed to love this book. If you don't care for Larson...why are you here? ( )
  benuathanasia | Nov 30, 2008 |
#287. An excellent conglobation of three Far Side cartoon books. The best of the best. ( )
  andyray | Jun 20, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0836220625, Paperback)

Before office people faxed around Dilbert strips, they faxed the good ol' Far Side. This big 192-page treasury collects the first three standard collections: The Far Side, Beyond the Far Side, and In Search of the Far Side. Watch out for funny snakes, cows, and nerds--and don't let your boss catch you near the fax machine.

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Cartoons from The Far Side, Beyond the Far Side, and In Search of the Far Side, plus 8 full-color mini-posters.

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