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Mr Thundermug is the inventive, entertaining, and against all odds poignant story of an animal who acquires the ability to eloquently speak human language Using his own beautiful, eerie lithograph illustrations, Cornelius Medvei places us in a vivid world that is both familiar and alien It s a world in which Mr Thundermug and his family take up occupancy in an abandoned apartment building On the roof of that building, Mr Thundermug gazes at the heavens and thinks deep thoughts while his wife picks bugs off him and eats them Understandably, he s somewhat confused by his complex existence as a fluent member of human society who has the essential nature of a ancient species, but he assimilates as best he can His worlds inevitably collide, and he is eventually brought to court for a petty crime and asked to defend himself in impossible waysSimultaneously playful and foreboding, Mr Thundermug announces the arrival of a bold and imaginative talent


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  1. Aldrin Aldrin says:

    The dearth of baboons in popular culture is ground for belief that they re not the most celebrated of all monkeys, let alone of all animals Sure, there s wise old Rafiki in Disney s The Lion King But aside from him, who else is there In its halcyon days of unbridled silliness in the 90s, Cartoon Network used to air I Am Weasel, an animated series whose title character, I M Weasel, is the polar opposite of his frequent rival and sometime companion, I R Baboon Unlike I M Weasel, I R Bab The dearth of baboons in popular culture is ground for belief that they re not the most celebrated of all monkeys, let alone of all animals Sure, there s wise old Rafiki in Disney s The Lion King But aside from him, who else is there In its halcyon days of unbridled silliness in the 90s, Cartoon Network used to air I Am Weasel, an animated series whose title character, I M Weasel, is the polar opposite of his frequent rival and sometime companion, I R Baboon Unlike I M Weasel, I R Baboon is untidy Unlike I M Weasel, I R Baboon is unintelligent In short, I R Baboon, who is so dumb he can t even make the subject and the verb agree in his simple sentence self introduction, embodies the typical anthropomorphism of creatures of the type species Simia hamadryas the ugly, red butt of jokes It is really no wonder baboons in mainstream media never caught on.Cornelius Medvei s literary debut, Mr Thundermug, turns the concept cliche, actually on its head by having for its titular protagonist a baboon that, as the book s old fashioned, Will Staehle designed cover announces, has an unsettling mastery of speech to go with his luxuriant mane of silvery hair He is, however, lest the reader be misled to imagine Mr Thundermug as the simian counterpart of Anderson Cooper, still an unattractive baboon, furiously scarlet backside and all.How Mr Thundermug came to share a faculty for language with humans is not clearly explained in this novella narrated by a journalist making a short case history out of the life of an exceptional baboon, but a number of bizarre anecdotes are presented of Mr Thundermug bumbling his way through the streets, around the corners, and on the rooftops of a city described as though it s a slice of a wistfully remembered London His place of origin also unknown, Mr Thundermug, along with his baboon family his wife and two kids who are possessed of communication wavelengths perfectly normal for baboons squeals, grunts, etc assumes residence in an abandoned house upon his arrival in the city Thereafter he attempts to mingle with humans, who are strangely ignorant of the fact that he is a talking monkey and not a short and hairy person More often than not, he fails, although usually through no fault of his own.It s hard to live in the city, especially if you re a baboon You are perpetually plagued by preconceptions and deprived of proper attention When dining in a fancy restaurant, you are served a bunch of bananas even though you ordered the sole Meuni re and pronounced the name of the dish correctly When complaining about an illness, you are not taken seriously by doctors they ask you to consult a veterinarian instead You are spoken ill of, even while you re being a responsible parent by sending your kids to school You are deemed irrelevant by a society of mostly myopic and self righteous beings, who are the first ones to prosecute you for a petty crime but the last ones to learn that, say, after showing your affection to your spouse by customarily picking the lice off her mane, you are wont to adopt an intense, concentrated expression, as if you are grappling with some philosophical problem or trying to calculate the distance from here to the moon It s hard to live in the city, especially if you re different.Medvei s story is very likely to stumble into the realm of mildly amusing but ultimately unwarranted hyperbole, bringing to mind theridiculous scenes of the aforementioned animated TV series, yet it is brought to a state of delicate understatement by a rarely realized balance between the absurd and the everyday, punctuated by Medvei s own surreal lithographs Medvei s wise and contemplative narrative voice bolsters Mr Thundermug into becoming the whimsical allegory of equality and provocative meditation on what being human means that it is and is not, if what one seeks is simply a single sitting weekend read that is by turns charming and oddly sobering Mr Thundermug is the story of Mr Thundermug, master interlocutor, Baudelairean fl neur, civil rights advocate, and, above all, baboon Originally posted on Fully Booked.Me.


  2. Bernice Hicks Bernice Hicks says:

    I m not much of a literary reader, but I really like some of the pictures the author drew with his words, for example Every year, in the last days of July, the city was at the mercy of its special microclimate Incontinent, boiling clouds sucked up water from the surface of the river and carried it a few hundred yards before dumping it on the cracked tiles and crumbling.


  3. Raven Atkinsname Raven Atkinsname says:

    I chose to read Mr.Thundermug just because it seemes interesting to me that a baboon could supposidly speak the human language.When i read the summary, it kinda made me outomatically want to figure out how and why it spoke the humman language, and what it had to do with his everyday life My thoughts on the book were pretty positive It have very good imagery on describing how things looked and sounded It at times was pretty sad because the monkey was put in situtations that could eiher make h I chose to read Mr.Thundermug just because it seemes interesting to me that a baboon could supposidly speak the human language.When i read the summary, it kinda made me outomatically want to figure out how and why it spoke the humman language, and what it had to do with his everyday life My thoughts on the book were pretty positive It have very good imagery on describing how things looked and sounded It at times was pretty sad because the monkey was put in situtations that could eiher make his life worse or not The book was wlso a pretty easy read There were some complex words in it, but other than that it was short and easy to comprehend Mr.Thundermug begins with a thought to be dised man named Dr.Rotz who taught the a monkey how to speak human and a baboon named Mr.Thundermug and his family Him and his family live in an abandoned apartment bulding in a small english city where he gazes at the heavans while his wife eats bugs off of him.Life for him is pretty unusual since he is the only monkey known to speak the human language.On random day he is arrested b y the police for indecent exposre and cruelty to animals.With this happening now tne baboon has to go to trial which could either cause him to go to jail or to e free with his family This book was a very good book to read It was easy to understand and it gave great details that made you want to keep ready The book had some things that could have been described better for example, why exactly the Mr.Thundermug was taken to jail instead of just saying what he was charged with I can say the title of the book was pretty decieving but wants you get in to it, you quickly start to understand how things were gonna play out This book will cause thoughtful readers to really comprehend that anyone can have things really important to them that you may not agree with but its something you have to respect If Mr.Thundermug was respected maybe his life would ahve been inpeace and happiness instead of him going to jail for protecting his family


  4. Ruthie Jones Ruthie Jones says:

    Don t be fooled into thinking this is a funny tale A dark and sinister story lurks beneath the surface Acceptance in an unforgiving and stiffnecked society is difficult for people animals who just want to exist and survive and learn Thank goodness for the Miss Youngs of the world Miss Young is the primary school teacher in this book who accept and befriend the different and the ridiculed Mr Thundermug s speech at his trial at the end of this novella sums up the ugly side of society bea Don t be fooled into thinking this is a funny tale A dark and sinister story lurks beneath the surface Acceptance in an unforgiving and stiffnecked society is difficult for people animals who just want to exist and survive and learn Thank goodness for the Miss Youngs of the world Miss Young is the primary school teacher in this book who accept and befriend the different and the ridiculed Mr Thundermug s speech at his trial at the end of this novella sums up the ugly side of society beautifully This isn t simply a story about a talking baboon in London with his wife and children who do not possess the same extraordinary ability to even learn human speech This is about ethnocentrism in all its hideous and ridiculous glory A completely heartbreaking story wrapped in a very thin veil of silliness


  5. Anastasia Anastasia says:

    This is an excessively strange little volume that I picked out without much expectation for its contents the cover image of a rather majestic looking baboon is what sold me It s an excessively quick readlike an experiemental short story novella than anything but it has its moment of cleverness It s a basic talking animal story, but the author thinks through the consequences for an animal that makes this leapthoroughly than usual and we see his difficulties with family life sadl This is an excessively strange little volume that I picked out without much expectation for its contents the cover image of a rather majestic looking baboon is what sold me It s an excessively quick readlike an experiemental short story novella than anything but it has its moment of cleverness It s a basic talking animal story, but the author thinks through the consequences for an animal that makes this leapthoroughly than usual and we see his difficulties with family life sadly, his family remains just a bunch of, well, monkeys, while he is off educating himself and his problems with accusations of public nudity Doesn t get muchoffbeat than this


  6. Lora Lora says:

    Interesting so farI enjoyed the idea of this book muchthan its actual execution I think I d classify it as 2 1 2 stars rather than a full 3 I found the ending too nebulous to satisfy me.


  7. Neil Neil says:

    Not very original, despite the way the inside leaf made it sound I guess I thought it would be a new or unique way of presenting the ideas, but it wasn t.


  8. Story❤ Story❤ says:

    An intellectually hungry baboon learns to speak and only to find out most people are fools A sweet little novella with some funny, absurdist passages and inspired images.


  9. Ani Ani says:

    An enigmatic short read, and entertaining enough to be a pleasant afternoon with some charmingly quirky short fiction A baboon family moves into an abandoned house, and the adult male of the family has somehow gained the ability to talk What ensues is a droll tale of a town coming to terms with something that cannot be Only one person accepts Mr Thundermug, and still her acceptance is uneasy.I recommend it for a quiet afternoon with tea.


  10. Lee Yen Pheng Lee Yen Pheng says:

    I chanced upon this old book that was given to me as a present many years ago it s an easy read for a lazy Sunday afternoon I love the simple prose and plot quirky, satirical and hilarious..