Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts

29431094Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts by Nick Seluk

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: October 18th, 2016
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humor, Modern Life, Life Lessons


Fans of Poorly Drawn Lines, Liz Climo, Randall Munroe, and The Oatmeal will love this riotous collection marking the return of optimistic Heart and analytical Brain with over 60 brand-new, never-before-seen comics.

Vigorously demanded and highly anticipated, Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts is the follow-up to the tremendously popular New York Times bestseller, Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection.


Heart and Brain are back!

Though they never really left my mind. This duo is a perfect one. Not perfect in the sense that there isn’t a better duo than the two of them, but perfect in the sense that they are a fantastic match.

Heart is like a child, loving without questioning. Brain questions first and loves second. Every human being has a little bit of both in them. Sometimes we want to think with our hearts, and sometimes with our brains. There is a moment for each.

In this sequel are featured new characters that were not introduced in the first book: Eyes, Lungs, Teeth, Gut, Tongue, etc. Honestly, they just suddenly appeared, without having a formal introduction, as though they were always part of the story.

Hear and BrainThat’s okay, but it meant I wasn’t so familiar with them, even though we all have these organs in our bodies.

The reason why I can’t give this book five stars like I did to the first one is because there were certain scenes without Heart and Brain—and overall I felt like their presence decreased in importance.

But it’s still very, very enjoyable.


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