The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy: and Other Stories
From breathtaking stop-action animation to bittersweet modern fairy tales, filmmaker Tim Burton has become known for his unique visual brilliance -- witty and macabre at once. Now he 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 the tragedy of these dark yet simple beings -- hopeful, hapless heroes who appeal to the ugly outsider in all of us, and let us laugh at a world we have long left behind (mostly anyway).
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Review: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other StoriesUser Review - Lex Marie - Goodreads
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories is the perfect mixture of macabre and complete normalcy, like a roadkill version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I love Burton's very simple yet ... Read full review
Review: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other StoriesUser Review - InÍs Sofia Azevedo - Goodreads
I've always been a huge fan of Tim Burton's work. He is a total genius when it comes to movies and I've always loved his "dark mind". I laughed so much while reading this book, the poems are so unique and I absolutely adore the drawings. Read full review