Tallest Stories by Rhys Hughes, and excellently illustrated by David Rix is a good stuff to read. Briefly is a hallucinating reading and nothing boring.
60 linked stories, 60 illustrations, 18 years in the making – this is probably Rhys Hughes’ most important book to date.
Unfortunately isn’t referred the amount of drink and food spend in the production of the book. Can I forgive the author? I think not. But as “Laura was running. She ran. She ran throught the forest. Throught the forest she ran. Laura ran.” I forgive him – not a bad guy after all, despite only desired to be friend of mermaids. A fetishistic for scales!
The 60 story are ranged from 1993 (Learning to Fly) to 2009 (Gaspar Jangle’s Seance). One of the stories, Learning To Fall, included in the book, in the words of Rhys Hughes “was originally one of my very first stories. I wrote a version of this story when I was 10 years old, then lost it, so when I was 28 I decided to rewrite it…”.
Not the best book by Rhys Hughes because it’s impossible to compare any book of Rhys Hughes to another book of Rhys Hughes. Therefore I can only conclude that it’s the best book of Rhys Hughes; confused? Does this solve? “Laura was running. She ran. She ran throught the forest. Throught the forest she ran. Laura ran.” If it does not solve I feel sorry, of course I don’t, but it is politically correct to have some pity, read the book will be the only solution.
In 60 stories there are some 60 stories that I’m obligated to emphasize. For easy browsing the list the book has an index.
I think that’s all I have to say about the book. Liked. Loved. Loved. “Laura ran.“
On the purchase of the book I received also this – oh yes!