The melancholy death of oyster boy and other stories
By Tim Burton
Twenty-three illustrated gothic tales from the dark corridors of the imagination of Tim Burton. Burton - the creative genius behind Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks! and Nightmare Before Chistmas, among others - now gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children: misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and tragedy of these hopeful, yet hapless beings.
I found this at a car boot sale. It was the title that initially got my attention and then I saw it was written by Tim Burton. I didn't even realize Tim Burton was also a writer.
I read this book within about twenty minutes and then opened it and read it again. The impact didn't lessen on the second reading. I especially liked the pictures that featured throughout the book.
I found the stories in the book unique and humorous, my favorite was "Stick Boy and Match Girl in Love." I also was really fond of "Voodoo Girl."
"James" was short and sweet:
unwisely, Santa offered a teddy bear to James, unaware that he had been mauled by a grizzly bear earlier that year."
This was a short collection but an interesting one and one I would definitely recommend.
Our Final Rating...
Read & Shared 4 Times.