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The Far Side Gallery by Gary Larson

The Far Side Gallery (1984)

by Gary Larson

Series: Far Side (1)

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A collection of "Far Side" cartoons featuring a variety of animals and people.
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A collection of Far Side comics from 1980-1984.

5/4 (One of my favorites).

Some of them are dumb jokes, some of them are just weird pictures. (I like dumb jokes and weird pictures.) And some of them are hilarious. ( )
  comfypants | Aug 16, 2018 |
Oh, books of my past.

I've had [b:The Far Side Gallery|77281|The Far Side Gallery|Gary Larson|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347379733s/77281.jpg|105673] books for as long as I can remember. I grew up reading these comics and giggling to myself. Every time I come back to them I understand some of the more 'adult' and scientific jokes and puns and the comics only get more enjoyable. This collection of five books is fantastic, and brings together all (?) or at least a significant amount of [a:Gary Larson|19928|Gary Larson|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1213672623p2/19928.jpg]'s work.

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  Lepophagus | Jun 14, 2018 |
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 |
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