The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy : And Other Stories Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 18/11/2004
- Category: Short stories
- ISBN: 9780571224449
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Review by riverwillow
This is a little collection of macabre, dark, quirky, humorous, strange and sometimes disturbing poems accompanied by illustrations. Most of the poems have a dark fairy tale/nursery rhyme feel - think Edward Scissorhands in three short verses - but Burton's trademark humour is never very far away. A must read for anyone who loves Burton's films like me.
Review by mbroomans
It's to short ;) An insight in Tim Burton's sensitive yet dark imigination.
Review by -Eva-
A collection of odd poems, true to the odd nature of the author. Some sad, some quirky, some funny, and the only problem is that it's a tiny little volume that should have been much longer. "Char Boy"For Christmas, Char boy received his usual lumps of coal,which made him very happyFor Christmas, Char Boy received a small present instead ofhis usual lump of coal,which confused him very much.For Christmas Char Boy was mistaken for a dirty fireplaceand swept out into the street.
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Review by shanaqui
Not quite sure how to describe this. Simple little poems, a little dark.
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