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The Egyptian Jukebox: 04/10/11
Last year I did a post of "fun facts" about author Nick Bantock. Writing the review inspired me to read all of his books I hadn't yet read. One of those was The Egyptian Jukebox: A Conundrum.
The jukebox in question is a ten drawer puzzle found under mysterious circumstances. The author explains in a serious of one page stories his take on the drawers and how the search for clues affected his life. I think here "juke" refers to its wickedness, rather than it being a coin operated music box.
Did I solve the mystery? No. I tried some but I frankly don't have much patient for this pictorial mystery books. Since I was borrowing the book from the library I also felt rushed to return it.
I did however love looking at the different drawer photographs and seeing what they contained. I like his collage artwork even if I don't fully understand it.