Title: Body Language
Series: Heart and Brain
Author: The Awkward Yeti (Nick Seluk)
Genre: humor, comics
My Rating: ★★★★★
There are no spoilers in this review.
Heart and Brain: Body Language continues the adventures of the loveably conflicted sentimental Heart and rational Brain, as well as other bodily inhabitants like Gallbladder, Muscle, and Tongue.
Warm-hearted and laugh-out-loud funny, these comics bring our inner struggles to vibrant, humorous life.
(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)
I received this book in a giveaway through Shelf Awareness, which is a bookish newsletter. Thank you to both Shelf Awareness and Andrews McMeel Publishing for hosting the giveaway!
I love The Awkward Yeti’s comics. They never fail to make me laugh, and this book was no different. Body Language is more of a compilation of more Heart and Brain comics rather than a story.
It’s super quick and easy to read. The art is simple but it’s really cute. The content itself isn’t super heavy, so if you’re looking for something light and fun to read, I would definitely recommend not only this book, but all the Heart and Brain books.
If you like Sarah Anderson and her comics, you’ll like the Heart and Brain series. Sarah Anderson occasionally has comics where her uterus is a character, and the Heart and Brain series is sort of similar to that.
The heart and brain have conversations, and it’s much like the internal conversations we have as human beings as our heart tells us to do one thing while our brain tells us another thing. It’s very relateable, and I think that’s what makes it so funny. This book made me realize how human we all are. I know that sounds a bit stupid, but sometimes I forget that everyone’s brain and heart fight for different things, and that’s what makes us human.
The Heart is very carefree and creative. He (or she?) reminds me of my own (almost childish) desires.
The Brain represents the more logical side of a person. He or she (I can’t determine the gender of these body parts) is the more prepared and responsible side, and sometimes I wished I listened to my brain more.
He is literally like the rest of us. He struggles to sort out his brain from his heart and do what’s right for him.
I give this book 5 / 5 BBC Sherlock heads. I love anything that makes me laugh.
Until next time….