The Other Statue, Hardback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Gathered for the annual charity fete at Backwater Hall in Mortshire, the host Lord Wherewithal is dead, Horace Gallop cavorts with Victoria Scone, and someone has offended decorum by disembowelling a stuffed thisby belonging to the Earl of Thump in this the latest dark vintage offering from Gorey.

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Gorey is on excellent form in this book, from the opening words, 'Homage to Jane Austen', to the final promise, on the back cover, of a sequel 'The Night Bandage' each page is filled with delightfully ironic and macabre drawings.

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I'm not sure how long my flirtation with Edward Gorey's works is going to last. With <i>The Other Statue</i> and <i>The Epiplectic Bicycle</i> I have been mildly amused, but not captivated. His illustrations are good, but not so outstanding that they carry me away and make up for the sparse text and lack of any discernible plot. I think I can probably make the effort for one one more of his books, but if that doesn't grip me then Mr Gorey and I shall part company, but hopefully on reasonably good terms.<b>Update</b>: On a second reading, I got a <i>little</i> more out of the text than I did the first time around, so increased rating from 3* to 3.5*.

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