We are all alive and yet we are all dilettantes, finding it hard to cope in a world where yesterday everyone was dancing to techno music and now the tango is all the rage, where one is either unemployed or working oneself to death, where footballers suddenly start to look like women and Germany's womenÔÇÖs team performs better at the Football World Cup than the ÔÇ║stronger sexÔÇ╣. In times such as these, we need help. With humour and a refined turn of phrase, Mrozek tackles the absurdity of our existence. The more grotesque and absurd his tips are, the more they are tangible and concrete ÔÇô and the more amusing for the reader!
┬╗Out-and-out sceptics be warned: one should not read Mrozek unless one is prepared to be overwhelmed by metaphysical laughter. Even the most hardened of readers will begin to see the world from the perspective of a mouse caught in a trap. And the conceited should prepare themselves for sleepless nights ÔÇô as these little masterpieces creep softly into their dreams.┬źLe Monde
┬╗Mrozek's literature is addictive.┬źEl Pais
┬╗Mrozek is a masterly storyteller and a sharpshooter with a harpoon.┬źChicago Tribune