05 7 / 2012
"If ‘1984’ or ‘The Trial’ had been a children’s book, Mr Messy would be it. No literary character has ever been so fully and categorically obliterated by the forces of social control. Hargreaves may well pay homage to Kafka and Orwell in this work, but he also goes beyond them."
Marxian reviews of the Mr Men books. If you’re English, this is probably the best page on the internet. If you’re not, you should read it anyway.