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Is it June again already? There's a black octopus in the sky, you're on a horse made of light bulbs, in a womb, falling from an airplane, so it must be.Welcome to the story of your thoughts: a room with no doors where the lights are always on.Graphic novels, prose, and poetry collide in The Inevitable June. It is the story of your thoughts: a room with no doors where the lIs it June again already? There's a black octopus in the sky, you're on a horse made of light bulbs, in a womb, falling from an airplane, so it must be.Welcome to the story of your thoughts: a room with no doors where the lights are always on.Graphic novels, prose, and poetry collide in The Inevitable June. It is the story of your thoughts: a room with no doors where the lights are always on. It is the surreal event planner of your mind. It is your imagination with teeth. It is all your nightmares throwing a surprise party, serving up a vicious moonshine of unforgettable words and images....

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The Inevitable June Reviews

  • Deirdre
    2019-03-29 20:57

    Reading The Inevitable June is like being in a lucid dream with really good-smelling paper. Bob Schofield takes an unnamed narrator day-by-day through a surreal month—sometimes in paragraphs, sometimes in images, sometimes both.Certain days in Schofield's June felt like my own dreams, half-remembered. In other passages, Schofield's imagery felt so radically foreign that I had to read the sentences over and over, building the image in my head as if from scratch. That isn't what sentences usually do, by the way—ask you/force you to build an image from scratch. Schofield doesn't give us a new phrasing of a familiar image or idea; he gives us a new image. For example, "This morning I am emptying my inner monologue over the grass." Or "Some blankets fly overhead as I swallow another closet."In an interview, Schofield said the book is "not a secret message to be decrypted.” This is an appropriate, or at least relaxing, thought—why would I want to decrypt anything when I could be swept along through a hypnagogic visualization of June without forcing myself into Jungian dream analysis? I’m concerned about June 2014, now. It’s inevitable—sure—but it won’t be this good.

  • Ofer Albanese
    2019-04-14 00:52

    Crack the lush pages of The Inevitable June, a tiny heavy tome as thick as thought as it is with glossy quality, texture, vividity. This is no overstatement -- this hand-sized volume published by theNewerYork (theneweryork.com) has been printed on heavy, glossy stock bound in a laid paper and foil cover, and is obviously intended to be as much a curiosity-inducing volume of work by surrealist Bob Schofield as a miniature coffee table book, a book to be left out for guests to peruse and -- of course, inevitably -- acquire for their own.The content matches the quality of the physicality of The Inevitable June. Schofield's style invigorates the classic techniques of Breton and his contemporaries, applying a modernist spin to a protracted round of cadavre exquis fait écho seul. Breton's "pure psychic automatism" is prevalent throughout the sparse, carefully chosen phrases in Schofield's dense construct of oblique language and stark sketch. These sketches that bridge many of June's entries are Schofield's own blunt black-and-white renderings, tendrilous images that call to mind Masson's automatic drawing as they riff-or-not on the daily entries themselves, images that feel like Schofield spent a day playing a game of Picture Consequence with a mirror (though his cephalopod motif leads me to believe he simply may have stared too long at Duchamp's Hat Rack).Once inside, the reader succumbs to a quick immersion in Schofield's counterpoint of striking shards of negative space and concise, coruscating language; on the 1st you, reader, know you are in for a darkfall, an enlightening, an unbearable curiosity itching a burn through your turning muscle.On the 5th you are granted a breather or so you believe; the visual fermata of the following pages serves only to morph you from want- to need-to-know the rest of this apocrophy.According to the Farmer's Almanac, June will see high heat in the US Northeast spreading to Europe and Asia; lightning in the Southwest that backlashes and crisps the Pacific; muggy, cool, cloudy laundry throughout the midwest; and hungry, cloud-borne octopii across South America. According to the author, the Farmer's Almanac is likely to be spot on. By June 10th, you will know he iswas spot on.By the 12th you realize this is a trichotomy of runted stages, a conflict of mitochondria exposed on billboards and collapsing under the tritone weight of the harmony of crows; to quote the author, "I've heard the glass airplane industry is going through some hard times. You can see it all over the ground." Imagining this brilliant thought through from beginning to end explodes in the reader's mind.Between June 18th and 19th do not stare too closely at the box on the physical 94th and 95th pages unless you are gleefully inviting your dark elastic schism. But I recommend choosing to be gleefully inviting. Schofield is inviting you in, gleefully indeed, though he's mum on exactly where it is he's taking you.This is a book that makes you watch the sky for laughing glass tendrils and flexing invertebrate hectocotilii, all moving toward your magnet with your mirrored gasmic anticipation. (There is a hint the week of the 25th, but don't skip ahead and ruin your surprise.)This volume is a place you have not been before -- this I can guarantee.Break the seal. Run your fingerprint across the foil of the cover. It may not bite. Infest yourself with June 1st. Hungrily creaking open every subsequent spreadhead will become inevitable. Take this book and find this book iswas inevitable.(The Inevitable June is available in a perfectly rendered Kindle edition, though I highly recommend purchasing the physical book, which is of impressively tangible quality and a pleasure to hold.)

  • Amanda
    2019-04-03 23:40

    Note: I received a free copy of this book via the Goodreads First Reads program, in exchange for an honest review.Honestly, I don't know what to think of this book. I truly have mixed reviews.The first time I read this book, I really didn't understand it. I had no idea what was going on, and was very confused. I didn't enjoy reading it.After that, I turned to the wonderful community of Goodreads, and received some insight. Then, I read this book again. With some understanding, I actually did enjoy it. The language was beautiful (even if I still didn't really understand what was going on). Before writing this review, I picked it up a third time. I still don't get some of the pictures, but maybe I am too closed-minded for that. However, I still do enjoy the sound of words coming together. I honestly think this book sounds better when read aloud, versus reading it in my head. Overall, I have very mixed feelings, and despite reading and reviewing this book 3 times I still don't know how I feel about it. I do believe you have to be a special type of person to understand and enjoy this book. I have given this book an average rating of 3/5 for that reason... I really don't know how I feel about it otherwise. Maybe I will keep it on my "to read again" shelf and see how I feel again next time.

  • Spencer Folkins
    2019-04-01 22:43

    June is here!At least in Bob Schofield's latest creation. I'm fortunate to have won a copy from Goodreads Giveaways. Last evening I laid myself down and lost myself in The Inevitable June. I want to say "This morning I-" in reference to the book, but that would be a lie. This morning I did not lose myself in The Inevitable June, although the effects of having read it the night before were still in me. This morning I wrote a review for the book, and you are reading it now.I'm sure everyone who's had the pleasure of reading The Inevitable June shares the opinion that it is like being in a dream. The imagery Schofield conjures and the situations the story's protagonist is experiencing: all very dream like and imaginative. Extremely imaginative. I'm unsure as to whether or not The Inevitable June has a deeper meaning than meets the eye (my eye at least) or is simply senseless babble, but either way it's a pleasant experience. Senseless does not mean not-good. In a very no-nonsense world, it's nice to have books like this that might be nothing but nonsense. Everyone should read it. This should be taught in schools.The artwork was also very nice. I'm not much of a critic when it comes to art, nor will I claim to be one when it comes to literature, but part of the Goodreads tradition is to review what you win. I feel very lucky to have won this giveaway. I know myself what I like and what I've liked most recently is experiencing The Inevitable June.The cover grabbed my attention immediately and the writing and drawings had me hooked the whole way through to June 30th. Again, it is very dreamlike and I liked that about it. It's more than just reading a book. The reader experiences it. The ideas are out-of-this-world insane which makes them fun to think about. I did a lot of thinking during this experience; trying to determine whether or not this is good or bad. Quality storytelling or nonsensical babble. Perhaps it both. Whatever way, it is truly awesome. I found myself laughing out loud at some points and asking myself (again, sometimes out loud) "What did I just read?". I've really never experienced anything like it before and hope very much that in my life I will again. Preferably soon and often. I believe one might never get bored with this kind of storytelling. While experiencing the reader has no idea what could be around the corner and that keeps the experienced on their toes.Only complaint: I only wish the month of June were longer.The best of anything provokes a reaction from that who is experiencing it. This book made me react in many different ways. Others might react to it differently. I enjoyed it and I'm sure everyone else who experiences it will enjoy it too. I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone.

  • Adam
    2019-04-02 00:38

    This morning I sat down to write a review of The Inevitable June by Bob Schofield. I have read it twice already, yet still struggle to define my feelings towards it. To be honest, I do not always understand what is going on in the text. I am not sure you are even supposed to. Despite this lack, the writing still arrests me. I find myself pausing to let Schofield's words wash over me—to experience the texture of his prose. "I am bad at combining simple things effectively," the speaker says. I don't believe him.This morning I read some excerpts to my friends. I want them to enjoy it the way I do. I want them to experience the sense of simultaneous familiarity and strangeness that the text evokes in me. I want them to feel connection as I do with the nameless speaker. I want to show them my new friend. "Please don't leave me alone in this place."This morning I laugh at a clever sentence.This morning I admire the minimalist art. I try to determine how it corresponds with the text. I change the orientation of the book. I look at it from different angles.This morning the book fills me with a sense of profound sadness. I feel the odd rush to my head that usually accompanies crying, yet no tears come.This is a review. No wait, this is just a jumble of thoughts trying to make sense.Despite multiple re-readings, The Inevitable June remains an enigma to me. It is often absurdly confusing, describing places and events that do not make sense in my head. However, these moments of confusion are almost always followed by moments of intense personal resonance. For example, June 17th:"This morning my hands feel useless. I can't make them do anything. They just drag across the page, leaving piles of sawdust behind them.They're like two fish I don't recognize. I guess I could rest them in the koi pond. But that would make me the kind of person that owns a koi pond. And I am not that person. And this is not feudal Japan. This is a belly button. No wait, this is just Siberia.And I am simply the frost-bitten love child of Joseph Stalin. I get so close to you but you can't see me. I keep your body warm in my boxcar mustache."Writing this review, sometimes, my hands feel useless.The Inevitable June will not appeal to everyone, but you owe it to yourself to give it a chance. Don't worry about understanding—read for the experience. June may be inevitable, but that doesn't mean it lacks surprises.

  • Mark Flowers
    2019-04-25 01:55

    By far the best part of this collection/novel/piece of art is Schofield's drawings. They are fun, funny, and oddly evocative in a way that his prose-poetry tries to be but frequently fails at. Which brings us to the prose-poetry. There is a lot of good stuff here. A sentence like:"When they write our lives down in a thousand years,how long will this chapter be?"is just concrete enough to be laden with meaning, but vague enough ("they"? why a thousand years? which chapter exactly?) to retain mystery.Same thing goes for this fabulous page of text:"This morning I made watercolor adaptations of greatAmerican Literature.All my paintings turned out orange because whetheryou know it or not, every book is set in a forest fire.Yes, I'm telling you Walt Whitman was a forest fire."Does that last line mean every piece of great American Literature is set "in Walt Whitman"? (because that would be an incredible, fascinating observation), or just that Walt Whitman's work is among those that is set in a forest fire? Why a forest fire anyway? And what does that signify about literature precisely? We don't need to know.Unfortunately, these are two of a very small handful of gems in the text. The rest is studded with a random collection of imagery--a black octopus, pregnancy, airplanes, the ocean--that have nothing to do with each other or with the thoughts and themes (such as the are) of the book.All in all, a half-baked work. A lot of good stuff, and many kudos to Schofield for doing something new-ish and interesting, but probably not worth your time.

  • Logan Ellis
    2019-03-29 20:45

    The Inevitable June is an immersive text, one that'll lead you to the water and won't wait for you to drink. I remember reading passages of it on Schofield's tumblr, and to think it would become a physical, beautifully crafted book (published by theNewerYork, no less!) is pretty amazing. Bob Schofield focuses on the inherent beauty of language and how images can be pushed together to harmonize, working with only a few organizational techniques: the days of the month and beginning each one with the morning. Without really knowing how the story operates, you still have some feeling that these defamiliarized daily descriptions lend to a better understanding of yourself. Still one of my favorites is from the very beginning, June 1: "This morning I am swollen in my mother's belly. It creaks like a door in the lamp post. I imagine a coat rack built in an iceberg." I found this book to be challenging from every angle, from genre (graphic novel? prose poetry? poetry? prose?) to grasping the jarring figurative devices, the narrative perspective. The illustrations become key expressions of the text, working along with it and becoming a literal account of the character traveling through his own head. But when you look for The Inevitable June, you're looking for a complete work of art, something unlike literature but at the same time using its foundation: language and how it spurs images within us. Overall, The Inevitable June is a surrealist journey, aware of itself and the reader. Just drink it.

  • Asparago
    2019-04-11 23:45

    If you are searching for direction to the nearest Japanese restaurant, this is the wrong place, you should go to Google Maps.If you are searching who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, this is the wrong place and the wrong time, you should go to Bosnia in 1914.If you are searching for a nice, plain and easy to read book, with a linear plot (or simply with a plot), well, I'm sorry for you, but this is the wrong book. I received this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It was a quick read, but not an easy one. Don't believe those who say that they loved it immediately, they didn't understand it. This books requires time to be appreciated. You have to read it and read it again and every time you will get something new out of it. The text is dense of meanings. It feels as every word in the text was carefully chosen. It will take you few minutes to go through it, but a long time to really assimilate it. The book is adorned with dreamlike figures lost in the empty spaces of the pages. If you like surrealist art you know what I am talking about. These are more immediate, they are ready to enjoy where the text can leave you confused or perplexed. In conclusion, the first impact is not necessarily pleasant, but fondness grows with time.

  • JC
    2019-04-01 20:48

    This book was a pleasant surprise in my mailbox. I didn't quite know what to expect from The Inevitable June, but considering it was published by theNewerYork, I knew it was going to be something out of the ordinary. Like the preface says, I read this in one sitting. Then I read it again. Then had a shower. Then read it one more time. The book combines text and art beautifully as an unnamed narrator takes you through each day of June. The images are delightfully jarring and force you to imagine an unrestricted world of glass airplanes, giant octopi, and, at one point, a brother yeti. The artwork in black and white puts the written journey into visual context. At times, I felt perplexed, even disturbed, at what I was being shown. I especially liked when the figure is presented with different masks representing basic emotions and it chooses the neutral face. After posting this, I'm going to read it again, and again. It's simple and relatively quick to read, but, nonetheless, still challenging. I'm still left scratching my head over its metaphors and art, but ultimately I shrug my shoulders, and enjoy it. Highly recommended. A truly original book.

  • Carrie Terrell
    2019-04-16 17:51

    I was given this book as a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. I think I can agree with some of the other reviewers that when I picked up the book and read it I didn't have a clue what I was reading. And like others, I also read it a couple of times. I handed it to my significant other today and asked him to read it since I had no clue what to write in this review...he was just as baffled as I was though we both agreed that the brilliant mind of Bob Schofield was in alignment with a very good friend of ours, one who we think has random thoughts all of the time! Since it's 60th birthday this fall, guess what he's getting as a gift!!I felt the artwork was great and just as unusual as the prose. I found myself thumbing back and forth for the artwork, not necessarily for the words. I can agree this is definitely not for every reader, but what book really is? I still thank Bob Schofield for giving me the opportunity to read his mind.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-24 19:33

    The Inevitable June is a unique book. You read it in a half an hour, and then half and hour later you're reading it again. Overall, it does not completely make sense to me, but that's part of what makes it appealing. It's does not attempt to be something that it is not, and does not try to make sure that you will fully comprehend it. Rather, it just is what it is.This is poetry, prose, and pictures that colliding incoherently to create a picture of one June. There are portions such as June 2nd and the pictures leading up to June 19th that I thought were really powerful, and I would reread over and over again, and portions that I could have done without, or just did not understand.In the end though, you just have to enjoy the weirdness. It is a great book when you set aside all preconceived notions about what a story should be, and just enjoy it for the quirky little work that it is.Disclaimer: I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

  • Mally
    2019-03-31 17:36

    I'm going to be honest, when I entered my name into the giveaway for this book I wasn't really expecting what I inevitably received. This little book is thought provoking and very different from what I've read before. I actually waited until June 1st to start reading it, it seemed like the right thing to do.It gets confusing at some points, the writing can be incredibly vague, but that's all part of the fun. The illustrations were especially interesting, my favorite part being when a plethora of perpetually growing branches (or veins) ambush you from a small rectangular box from the center binding and continue their growth for a couple of pages. It just seemed very surreal to me.I read it over several times, and probably will be reading it over again; there's always something else to catch on, something that was missed the last time it was read.All in all, it's a nice little read, definitely recommended for metaphorical poetry enthusiasts.

  • Ningning Huang
    2019-04-08 20:48

    In all honesty, the first time I read it through, I did not understand anything. The book seemed to be a blur of surreal illustrations and incoherent words, but at the same time, the story felt connected. It does remind me a little of Magritte's works, in that sometimes a phrase will make me think "What just happened?".I think this book is supposed to be an account of the narrator's dreams during a frozen, surreal period of summer. But I can't help but think that there's a deeper message hidden within cryptic words. Maybe I do not have enough life experiences to truly understand this book. It is a really quick read, and the first time through is somewhat confusing and painful, but with each read, the story starts to click, and you'll discover something new about the The Inevitable June and maybe even yourself.

  • Bud Smith
    2019-04-13 22:30

    This book might have been written for me. It's experimental. It's got pictures in it that unfold in surprising and glee-filled ways. It's funny. It's haunting. It's all the best things that I want from a paperback. That I want from a work of *gasp*. A real sense of adventure. The creation of a new world. An uncertainty. It might as well be a weird cassette tape that I found in the snow, that when popped in a cassette player, sings me my favorite songs in a language I don't know, but want to learn. A book I can and will reread yearly alongside my other favorites: In Watermelon Sugar, Jesus' Son and Stories For The Nighttime and Some For the Day. Bonus, can be read in 20 minutes or less. Wonder what your excuse is?

  • Michael Verderber
    2019-03-27 00:44

    Although, certainly not for traditional readers, “The Inevitable June” is a smorgasbord of symbolism that allows the reader to associate his/her own meaning to the text. Akin to Richard Foreman, “The Inevitable June” is a work to experience and not understand. Visceral in its poignancy, it finds ways to summon images into the reader’s mind; it creates colors out of the monochromatic. Each turn of the page leaves the reader guessing there is resolve, but also reassures them that one is not needed. As the narrator is subjected to his existential crisis, the fragmentation of the novel continues to unfold, enveloping the reader into his same plight. Is it madness? A crisis? It is the reader’s decision by the end, but it will certainly make one second guess their own rationality.

  • Katie Biggs
    2019-04-20 23:53

    I received this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I don't even know where to begin with this book. I read the entire thing in one (very short) sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it. The only thing is that I'm not really sure that I completely understood it. The illustrations were simple and beautiful and completed the prose. I loved the book's quirkiness and unpredictability - it's completely different to anything I've ever read before. I think it's the kind of book that I will re-read again and again and see new things in it every time, and that it will definitely stand up to re-reading. I'll also have to get a few friends to read it as well, it is the kind of book that you could talk about and dissect for hours. Really enjoyed the whirlwind of reading it!

  • Adam
    2019-04-25 01:32

    THE INEVITABLE JUNE walks the line between poetry, jokes, comic art, flip book, & probably a few other vague categories. Unnameably how (or why), I found it to be very sad. There's a humor that logics inside the grammar; they aren't punchlines so much as conclusions, though they were only obvious &/or funny to Schofield until now. This is actually a difficult book to pin down. Even as I read it, it wasn't quite what I thought it was. It's a hybrid of forms, but the grafts aren't obvious, which is rare in my experience. One gripe: why is the publisher's name on the otherwise lovely cover?DISCLAIMER: the publisher gave me a free copy in exchange for an honest review

  • Graham
    2019-04-12 23:52

    I won this book via Goodreads giveaways. I could, on another day, give this book 4 stars.I really not sure what to make of this book. The first time I read it I was amazed by the images and text, the next time I couldn't put it down quick enough. Each time I've read the book, which is several now, I form a different opinion, I believe I can only enjoy this book in certain modes.This book is a complete imagery in words and pictures, it like peeking into someone's strange dreams and asking what does it mean. If you need something that makes sense and reads like a story then this really isn't the book you should read.

  • Lorie
    2019-04-17 18:31

    I received this book as part of the good reads give away and this is the first time I have ever won anything, that however did not help me understand this book, I read and reread the book even had my 16 year old (and way smarter than me) daughter read it, she was also confused. maybe I am not supposed to get it, I have read numerous reviews and many people enjoyed this book very much, but I was not one of them I simply finished the book shaking my head in utter confusion

  • Michael
    2019-04-09 21:43

    There's nothing quite like this. The prose is crisp the illustrations are great and this romp through a fever dream of June just feels right. I am left with glass airplanes, the notion that timing was once everything in Brazil and the constant presence of Octopi. What's in Bob Schofield's head will help you explore what's in your own. This is unique. Truly unique. I am going to try rereading it, one chapter a day, in actual June.

  • Elisa The-Bookie-Monster
    2019-03-29 19:46

    This book is ridiculously trippy! I'm completely befuddled. The artwork is really simple, but the stories make you think. I could not put this down, it took me less than an hour to read, but I'm definitely going to re-read this because I think with a book this abstract, each time you read it, you'll discover a new deeper meaning.

  • J.A.
    2019-04-13 23:39

    First of all, the design of this book is beautiful, as is all I've seen the Newer York produce. The story is pretty fantastic too. The mix of art / graphic novel and surreal narrative is inventive and fun and the whole of its pacing impressive. If you haven't checked out the excellence coming from Newer York, this is a great place to start.

  • J. Bradley
    2019-04-14 01:33

    Bob writes really beautiful, surreal prose poems. On top of that, he is an incredibly talented artist. I recommend buying a physical copy to get the full experience of The Inevitable June (the e-book version puts the art in the back - the art complements the narrative).

  • Joshua S.Raab
    2019-04-18 20:33

    It's weird, it goes no where but it takes you everywhere. Prepare to be challenged and lost in the most loveliest of ways. A symphony.

  • Tom Simmons
    2019-04-23 01:45

    An absolute joy to read, liberating.

  • Jaime
    2019-03-26 18:54

    Is it June already? It is as June as June is going to get. I received this book through the Goodreads Giveaways and after several sessions with it think I am ready to give my review. When I turned over the envelope to open it and saw the message "Enjoy the Weirdness!" on it I knew that this would be even more than the description promised.I had to look at, read, read again, look some more, flip through, re-read, and then randomly choose passages and art to explore. I know that I will read this over and over and take comfort in the fact that I will find some new thing, some new meaning or koan in the beautifully arranged pages. Some of the sentences will never leave me (despite how vehemently I wish a couple of them would). After the first read through I wondered if this was a case of " write drunk & revise sober" or "write sober & revise drunk" so I took the read drunk and review sober approach, on at least one occasion. I personally found this to be a very sound method with Bob Schofield's work. I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to be taken, at times hog-tied and drug along, the definitely-not-on-google-maps road that is this book!

  • Devin Ripley
    2019-04-08 22:37

    This book of poetry took my mind a couple of seconds for me to get a firm grasp on, and then I didn't want to put it down. It's a lot easier to read for understanding if you take the time to examine it as if it were written in a foreign language. Which gives the quality a boost all its own in originality, and reminds people how beautiful our native tongue is. It also reminds me of how easily you can manipulate words to draw pictures in the mind without any in depth explanations. I had an honest connection with the narrator and by the end I felt like he was a close personal friend because I was so comfortable, the way he writes things is exactly how he wants you to see it. Over all it was quirky, fun, and intriguing but most importantly in a class all its own. Turning the page made me wish I had made notes, but I would happily read it again just for sport. Thank you for making me feel not so alone with my out of the box thinking, readers will appreciate a perspective like this and relate even without the guts to say it themselves.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-16 20:38

    First off, I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.If you're looking for a book with a clear plot and storyline, this isn't it. Nor, I believe it is safe to say, is this a book of poetry. The Inevitable June is its own creation, not really belonging to any predefined category.The book is laid out with an entry for each day in June. They are short; I got through the whole book in about a half an hour. Each entry is nonsensical, strange, often beautiful, and completely unexplainable. Occasional passages reached out and grabbed me, making perfect sense and resonating with some aspect of my life. But much more often, The Inevitable June just left me with a sense of 'what am I reading?'. The book is also full of simple black-and-white drawings that complement the entries.This was certainly a unique and interesting book. If a copy happens to land in your hands, as it did mine, I would recommend reading it (it doesn't take long) for the experience. There is certainly nothing else like it that I've seen.

  • Madlyneon
    2019-04-01 20:30

    I received this book through Goodreads’ First Reads. This will not be a very helpful review. The devil’s greatest trick was siphoning off a hurricane into separate vacuum cleaners. Then attaching a swiveling Dyson ball to those vacuums. I cannot use MS paint. When I do, my hands blight with white fuzz. And you start spritzing me with Windex. Which is silly, I am not a mirror. Bob Schofield is a very strange man. There are beautiful things. There are sad things. And then there are walruses. I want to be a walrus when I graduate from middle school. I want to be a walrus almost as much as I want you. But you are an orca. And we are tragic. Strange books deserve strange reviews. Like mailmen deserve christmas cards. Like that little girl on the bus deserved her angel fish. Is this parody? Is this tribute? I haven’t decided yet. It is a leather belt. It is 3 very strange stars.

  • Logan
    2019-04-07 18:39

    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.This book made Bob Schofield my favorite poet. Granted, prior to this, I'd only read a few poetry books written by various authors. Never one single poet. This book was beautiful. It was cryptic and impossible to understand yet full of such vivid language that I felt I had a vague understanding of the story being told. Through a series of daily poems paired with simplistic drawings, Schofield paints a picture of his Inevitable June. Nothing quite makes sense but it doesn't not make sense. It's stories of a world so unlike my own. The language and the art might not always make sense but I still feel like I can relate. It still creates a vivid world.I loved this book so much that I've read it four times and plan to read it several more times.