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How the Cockroach, after having died, Entered the Gates of Heaven by V. Campudoni
Can a cockroach enter into Heaven? Will Saint Peter allow it? In the tradition of Psalms, Socrates, Solomon, and Seuss, “On how the Cockroach…” tackles the canons of our catechisms, the perceptions of our realities, the emblems around our necks, and, perhaps, the dark recesses of our prejudices. An illustrated dialogue.
I was intrigued by the title and delighted with the story. The cockroach wishing to enter heaven prompts a complex discussion with St. Peter, who is refusing him entry for numerous reasons.
On the surface this is a jokey light-hearted tale, but on another level it illustrates the absurdity of rules and regulations in organised religion.
The writing is flawless, the illustrations are wonderfully understated, and there is a very satisfactory ending. I would recommend this as a delightful quick read.