Monday, January 24, 2022

Reader's Diary #2274 - Mark Haddon: Social Distance

 Presented as a "graphic short story for adults," Mark Haddon's "Social Distance" essentially a picture book. And while yes, it's about an adult, but the text is very short and simple. It's about a man with some undefined social/cognitive disabilities whose life hasn't been greatly affected by the covid pandemic, but is nonetheless scared by it. He winds up taking some solace in a deer after a chance encounter.

It's so simple that I can't say it would stick with me much, except perhaps for the wonderful mixed media collages (also done by Haddon) that accompany the text.

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