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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 7 (December 1, 1932)

“High Lights Of Life” (Ken. Alexander)

“High Lights Of Life” (Ken. Alexander)

If anyone fails to get a laugh out of some portion of Mr. Ken. Alexander's monthly contribution of pictures, verse and story to the New Zealand Railways Magazine, that person is certainly exceptional, and is to be pitied for the absence from his composition of that saving sense of humour which makes for kindness and happiness amongst all classes.

And now the genial Ken has brought out a demy-quarto book (Ferguson and Osborn, 2/-) containing the best of which he has been so far capable—a rollicking, joy-engendering, laugh-provoking work.

Ken Alexander ranges the world to find his subjects for philosophic fun, and he maintains a sanity through all his playful wprdsmanship which might be envied by the “heavier, more serious-minded and toilsome commentators on things as they are and might be.

You must read the book to find out just what he does say, how he says it, and the manner of illustration and versification with which the thoughts of this truly original humorist are put upon paper.

The printing, lay-out, and general production of the book leave nothing to be desired, and might well be used as a guide by other publishers of New Zealand works.