4 Stars, Buy it for the series
I love the cover. But I can imagine it's going to piss some people off. No typically people who would read it however. It's been a while since I've done any reviewing and awhile since I've read any Pearls. As usual the introduction had me laughing and smiling. I love the treasuries with the running commentary from the author. I’d forgotten how these strips make me laugh. I liked the Facebook poke joke.
I've been battling depression so while most of this was funny, there were the suicidal lemmings which made me uneasy. I know it's not the author’s fault but it was hard to find those jokes funny while I continue to recover from a bad depression.
One of the things I did love, was the Mutts cross over. I love Mutts the comic strip and infact just finished a book. This book had the cross over strip in it which showed Rat (obnoxious character in Pearls) in a shelter stories strip for Mutts. Shelter stories are one of the types of strips that Patrick Mcdonnel runs and are beloved by many people including myself. They are usually tender hearted and sweet but in this case was funny. I did like the new penguins and I did like the vigelentte deer.