This small book is great fun. All human life, I mean dipteran life, is here; birth, sex, death, shit and a buzzard. It’s quirky but also very informative. It will make you laugh but it will also make you think. It’s a fly’s life – all 23 days of it.

The words by Jaap Robben are very good but so are the illustrations by Paul Faassen. I can’t know how faithful to the original Dutch words is David Doherty’s translation but the result works very well in any case.

The cover? Gives a good impression of the book. I’ll give it 8/10.

Biography of a Fly by Jaap Robben and Paul Faassen is published by World Editions.


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