Not quite pastiche, certainly not parody, LITTLE EGO appropriates the look and feel of Winsor McCay_s transcendent masterpiece, LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND.
Like McCay, Giardino uses the dream formula to free the narrative from the logi- cal strictures a cruelly earth bound reader might seek to impose. But that_s not all
... in a single, deft stroke, Giardino also shakes off any moral stric- tures as well. Who could object to Ego_s erotic frolics- with men, women, the occasional reptile or household implement, or whatever is handiest _ when it_s all just a dream?