The melancholy death of oyster boy and other stories

The melancholy death of oyster boy and other stories


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.

Our Review

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.

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