The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy: and Other Stories

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Harper Collins, Oct 22, 1997 - Fiction - 128 pages
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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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User Review  - bbbart - LibraryThing

Haha, what can I say about this book(let)? I knew before I was a fan of Burton's work, and The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy has only confirmed this. Not at all what I thought it would be when I ... Read full review

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User Review  - luminescent_bookworm - LibraryThing

I picked this up at a used bookstore for less than a dollar and decided to give it a whirl. If you like Tim Burton, you'll like this short book of darkly humorous poetry, many about oddly born ... Read full review

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Tim Burton is the creative genius behind Batman, Beetlejuice, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks!, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, among others. He began his career at Disney, where his first project was a six-minute tribute to Vincent Price. His second film, the twenty-seven-minute Frankenweenie, was deemed unsuitable for children and never released in theaters. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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