In my quest to read The Best Australian Reads of 2008 I have finished Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan.
I have been a big fan of Tan's work for a while now, The Red Tree being a particular favourite, so picking up another one of his books was not a chore for me at all.
Tales From Outer Suburbia is a collection of short stories and tales accompanied by gorgeous illustrations which only add to the magic and imagination of the world Tan creates.
I think it is hard to give much detail or explanation of the stories contained in the book - I think each person would interpret them differently and take from them what they wanted. I would recommend visiting Shaun Tan's excellent website to hear him speak about his writing and illustrating - very inspirational!
I found this book beautiful and thought-provoking - just what I expected really.