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The Shoesense Review! | Manolo's Shoe Blog

The Shoesense Review!

Manolo says, here is another review of The Consolation of the Shoes, this one from the Manolo’s internet friend, the Shoesense writing at the ShoeBlog.

What follows is a tour de force like no other–for although it is solidly grounded in that best and most elegant of philosophical tradition of the Socratic inquiry, Manolo’s opus is at the same time breezy, funny, unpretentious, and eminently readable. The Manolo is trying to both grasp the meaning of Lady Fashion’s words and to find that elusive perfect pair of shoes. His quest is peppered with the occasional accounts of Manolo’s pitiable childhood, the description of the boisterous, mustachioed senor Mercurio, Manolo’s first employer, and others of the sort, but also the metaphysical musings on that very serious topic that we all love dearly, the Shoes. Revelations spring out of Manolo’s variegated and amusing prose like rare resplendent orchid flowers from the luxuriant tropical vegetation…

Ayyyyy! How can the Manolo express his gratitude for such the marvelous words?

2 Responses to “The Shoesense Review!”

  1. Virginia Postrel May 21, 2007 at 7:58 am #

    The New Pamphleteers need to discover PayPal.

  2. David from Pamphlet Guys May 21, 2007 at 9:07 pm #

    For the super-fantastic Virginia Postrel, we will do so post-haste!