Review: My Inner Bimbo

My Inner Bimbo is the most challenging story I have read in quite some time.  It’s a Sam Kieth book, so I went in expecting pop-psychology, unconventional page layouts, and a somewhat random appearance by a magical trout man, but even with that understanding the book takes a bit of effort to grasp.  But it’s worth it to try.

The story focuses on Lo, a man going on 60, who’s married to his mother’s best friend.  When the story begins they’ve been married for about 40 years, although not exactly happily.  The age differnce between the two has proven difficult to surmount, and has been made worse by Lo’s Oedipal complex.  Enter the Magical trout, which makes him build a box out of a toilet seat and causes him to be confronted by his feminine side (in the form of a mental selkie).

That description doesn’t quite cover the intricacies of the story, but I think it’s as close as I’m every going to be able to describe.  This is a truly unique book, even for Kieth, whoose For the Love of 3 Oranges I’ve been wrestling with for over a decade.  I think he just surpassed that issue.

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