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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This book is a nifty conversational piece for the contently dark hearted. Filled with grotesque fairytales for adults and pictures to help capture the moment of horror. Perfect for any Tim Burton fan. Read full review

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User Review  - Rednightmare13 - Borders

Well they say its a childrens book but its simply lovely, i love it. i just love Tim Burton's work, im a big fan. When i saw that Tim Burton had books out i just had to buy them. Id just like to say ... 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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