(My review on goodreads)
Like most techies of the 80s I was a huge fan of The Far Side. It is pretty surprising how many of these panels I still remember after nearly 30 years: they must have made quite an impression. And some of them can still make me snort laugh (and, really, I almost never snort laugh).
The collection contains a few of the complaint letters received by the newspapers that carried the strip: people complainging about the “poor taste” of some of the cartoons; or complaining because Larson had strips about hell (aerobics in hell, dog hell, etc.), and Christians don’t want that, naturally; or “think of the children”. The letters are so outraged or pompous that they are funny in their own right.
My only complaint about the book is that is so very large: it is quite difficult to hold for any length of time!