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Review: Gut Instincts

November 29, 2016


Are you familiar with The Awkward Yeti? It’s an online comic by Nick Seluk featuring a blue Yeti named Lars.  Seluk has started a few spin-off comics, one of which is Heart and Brain, which follows the adventures of Lars’s internal organs with the heart and brain taking the lead.  A collection of these comics has been published  as THE AWKWARD YETI PRESENTS HEART AND BRAIN: GUT INSTINCTS.

I picked up GUT INSTINCTS thinking it was a kids’ book but it’s not.  There’s nothing inappropriate in the comics, but the humor of the heart and brain fighting against each other is definitely geared towards adults.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading this short book and laughed out loud fairly often as I read it.  I shared a lot of the comics with Carl and we joked about several of them for days.  In other words, I loved this book and now consider myself a big fan of the comic.  I shared this panel with a lot of my friends:


I’ve picked this book up several times since I first read it.  Everyone will find something they can relate to in  GUT INSTINCTS  so I think it would make a great gift.  Grab this book when you need a laugh!

I won this book from Andrews McMeel Publishing.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2016 9:19 am

    Haven’t heard of the online comic. But anything that makes you laugh repeatedly has to be a good thing!

  2. November 29, 2016 9:52 am

    I’ve seen these comics, and they are cute! I didn’t realize there was a book.

  3. November 29, 2016 10:41 am

    Looks like it might be a fun Christmas present for a couple people on my list.

  4. November 29, 2016 3:04 pm

    Sounds like a good Christmas gift!

  5. November 29, 2016 3:21 pm

    I would have thought it was a children’s book too. It does sound interesting.

  6. November 29, 2016 4:33 pm

    I like these 🙂

  7. November 29, 2016 5:13 pm

    Kathy, I’m glad you enjoyed this! It would make a great gift, maybe to myself! 🙂

  8. Literary Feline permalink
    November 29, 2016 5:33 pm

    I’ve seen these two now and then on Facebook. They are good! I hadn’t realized there was a book. It looks like it’s worth checking out.

  9. November 30, 2016 12:49 pm

    Awkward Yetis are completely new to me, but I just spent way too much time over there having a really good time. They are fun and funny. Thanks for introducing us.

  10. Patty permalink
    November 30, 2016 5:50 pm

    I probably need to grab that one!

  11. bookingmama permalink
    December 7, 2016 8:09 am

    Looks terrific. I’m not familiar with this comic at all but if you think it’s funny…

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