In an alternate reality a lot like our world, every persons physical size is directly proportional to their wealth. The poorest of the poor are the size of rats, and billionaires are the size of skyscrapers. Warner and his sister Prayer are destituteand tiny. Their size is not just demeaning, but dangerous: day and night they face mortal dangers that bigger richer people dont ever have to think about, from being mauled by cats to their house getting stepped on. There are no cars or phones built small enough for them, or schools or hospitals, for that mattertheres no point, when no one that little has any purchasing power, and when salaried doctors and teachers would never fit in buildings so small. Warner and Prayer know their only hope is to scale up, but how can two littlepoors survive in a world built against them?...
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This was totally not for me... I read a few pages and couldn't get through it. I think personally the point of view and the writing is just not my thing.
DNF. I had a really hard time getting to page 53. There is too many misspelled words, combined words, and just a lot of bad grammar that I just couldn't. Come to find out this is how the author wrote the book so it isn't just errors. I don't think this book is for me since I can't get past the writing. It gives me a headache.
Mummun is one of the most bizarre books I’ve ever read, in the most complimentary way. This book is in a field of its own with no other to compare it to. I loved the concept of it but I wasn’t sure about how the storyline transformed in the last hundred pages and I was left a little confused at the end. I also had a really hard time getting into the way it was written with the main character being very illiterate and the longer words being spelt the way they sound to him like phonetic spelling. ...more
Took me longer than I had hoped to finish this one (life gets in the way, you know?) BUT I thoroughly enjoyed it.
All the classic, weird Jesse Andrews humor you love from Me & Earl and The Haters, plus the book version of his angry tweets at Donald Trump and other first degree shitheads.
The satire is obvious and biting. Yeah-capitalism really does treat the poor like they're rats deserving of being crushed by the rich. Others have criticized the role of sexual assault in this book. Is it pr ...more
I really liked the idea of this (wealth being relative to size), but I just did not like this at all. First of all, the narrator is illiterate and it’s difficult to read as the prose does not make sense. The plot is obvious (he wants to get rich and be taller), but oh it’s painful. It just doesn’t make any sense. Everything is jumbled and there are talks of all these different worlds in which the characters live and it’s just portrayed very poorly. It needed to be set out better from the beginni ...more
The amount that I loved this surprised me. it is dark and weird and awesome and depressing and thought provoking. And also just really, really COOL.
I loved the writing and language. The plot expression is intricate and fascinating. the characters! how much do I love Warner?! ugh, so much.
*An ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
I love Jesse Andrews for writing this book. While it has Andrews signature wit and humor, it's also completely unique and unlike anything else you'll find in YA. The premise, the method of storytelling, the characterization, and the language and syntax are ridiculously clever and all of it together creates a pretty epic picture of a "Yewess" that is terrifying. A must read, most definitely.
Munmun by Jesse Andrews is a young adult fantasy set in a world similar to ours but all of the occupants are different sizes based on how much money they have. The main character, Warner, and his sister Prayer are littlepoors, the smallest size. Their family are about the size of an average rat leading them into dangers that the wealthy and middle class could never imagine.
Warner’s father was killed when a middle child was pushed into their house stomping on him. Then Warner’s mother was also in ...more