I got hooked on Sherman's Lagoon online (you can check out some recent strips at www.slagoon.com to see if you like it). I bought the first two books, then ordered this one as soon as the website announced its release. Certainly a bit strange, sometimes leaning toward gross, it uses sea life to offer a grotesque commentary on life-the sort of commentary that might seem excessive using human characters. Sherman is a shark who won't be a candidate for the Nobel Prize anytime soon, and he's mostly focused on his next feeding. Despite his focus on food and his willingness to eat fellow sea life as well as "beach apes" on vacation at his lagoon, he manages to maintain friendships with some seemingly edible fellow residents of the lagoon. His loving wife, Megan, is a more refined shark (note the pearls), yet up to a feeding frenzy now and again; she spends a lot of time trying to induce romantic behavior in Sherman. There are also an unlucky-at-love sea turtle, a wannabe con artist crab, a brainy fish, and a frat-boy polar bear who winters on the beach in the tropics. OK, so it's a little strange. But give it a try, it works.