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Octaviaisms: Confusion Says    by Octavia McKinney & Jessica Arriaga order for
by Octavia McKinney
Order:  USA  Can
Octavia Ink, 2018 (2018)
Hardcover, Softcover
*   Reviewed by Jessica Maguire

Octaviaisms is, by far, the strangest coloring book for adults that I have ever come across. The description on the back of this book asks 'confused yet?' Why yes, yes, I am confused.

The drawings, simplistic in nature, won't be time consuming to color (unless you happen to be refining your shading skills and other coloring techniques). I also find myself with no desire to color the scantily-clad, busty, super hero meets pole dancer looking woman who appears on most pages.

The sayings that accompany the drawings are a little better than the drawings at least, though not by much. One attempt at a pearl of wisdom reads 'enjoy life, it's the best revenge.' That may be, but I'm not enjoying this coloring book. In fact, my pencils have not even touched these pages. Give me a more traditional, wordless coloring book, full of intricate drawings of nature and wildlife any day!

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