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Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan
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More of a 2.5-star rating. I found the "humanized" chickens a little disconcerting. But it's certainly a thought-provoking, on-your-head twist on the themes of prejudice and acceptance. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
With a premise like "What if chickens could talk?" You'd think that this would be a comedy but Alanguilan manages to turn it into a very sad, dark story. Very well written. ( )
  LJMax | Aug 21, 2015 |
Original and entertaining and glad I got it, but in the end, slightly disappointing. Beyond the initial cleverness of sentient chickens, there was nothing to make this particularly interesting. Even if it had just been done entirely as a colorful,lush, and rich graphic novel, rather than merely as an adult-themed black and white comic book with a firmer cover, it might have pushed it into the 5 star range. Coulda' been great, but as it is, 3.5 stars. ( )
  cjyurkanin | May 22, 2013 |
Huh. Not sure what to make of that. Chickens suddenly become sentient and are made "human". It's all sort of allegorical, but could've used some more SOMETHING there. ( )
  stewartfritz | Apr 4, 2013 |
The artwork is really good. The story, though ridiculous as it may first seem to be, is deep and troubling. It's a great book about humans( and chickens, if chickens really think). ( )
  jaypoxx | Feb 5, 2012 |
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Jake Gallo, an intelligent chicken, returns to the farm where his father, Elmer, one of the first sentient chickens, is dying, where he reads Elmer's diary and talks to the man who protected his parents before chickens were declared human.

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