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The Room of Wonders

by Sergio Ruzzier

One Potato Review

Here are treasures in the eyes of one beholder: keys, and bits of driftwood, and undelivered letters, and anything else he can manage to stash in a room full of cubbies, whose centerpiece remains an unassuming pebble of no apparent splendor. The tension here, and the surprises, arrive when visitors begin remarking on its relative plainness – “an eyesore,” says one – and this pack rat needs to decide why he’s been collecting. The artwork here is exquisitely detailed and original, and it would be a pity if older readers were put off by talking animals. Because here is finally a story with a great deal to say about the wonders of original thinking, and sometimes also the regrets.

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