The Doubtful Guest
A vaguely sinister comedy of manners by beloved artist Edward Gorey Told in a set of fourteen rhyming couplets, The Doubtful Guest is the story of a solemn, mysterious, outdoor creature, dressed rather ordinarily in sneakers and a scarf, who appears on a winter night at a family's Victorian home and never leaves again. Gorey's eerie and charming illustrations accompany the verses, making this an enjoyably strange (and strangely enjoyable) read for all ages.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kittyjay - www.librarything.com
A mysterious creature appears clad in a scarf and sneakers to a Victorian house, where it engages in shenanigans and poor manners, much to the dismay of the family living there. No one does creepy-funny quite like Edward Gorey, and The Doubtful Guest is a glorious, adorable example of that. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
What to make of this book? It took about one minute to read and had little to say for itself. As usual with Gorey, his illustrations are interesting, but what's the point? As usual with me, when I ... Read full review