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Cheese Belongs to You

by Alexis Deacon
Illustrated by Viviane Schwartz

One Potato Review

Forget the title – most of these 25 pages document all of the circumstances where cheese belongs to everyone else: Bigger rats. Scary rats. Hairy rats. Granted, there’s a party in the end, though not before visiting the sort of chaos that reminds us how precarious our democratic arrangements can often turn out. Say what you want about morality, but laws are finally broken to be made: bending and cracking and healing to suit the framers of tomorrow, not the prophets of the past. This is a view perhaps more candid than reassuring, with not a little slapstick mixed in to pass the pages. Sharing may be caring, but then sometimes it’s only what happens when you have tried everything else.

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