Jan 19, 2022

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories By {author, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories Best Read || [Tim Burton] The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories Best Read || [Tim Burton] - The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy Other Stories Occupying a similarly sinister and macabre world to the American artist Edward Gorey Tim Burton s work is similarly difficult to place This is a beautifully produced book filled with fine line drawin

  • Title: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories
  • Author: Tim Burton
  • ISBN: 9780571224449
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories Best Read || [Tim Burton], The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, Tim Burton, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy Other Stories Occupying a similarly sinister and macabre world to the American artist Edward Gorey Tim Burton s work is similarly difficult to place This is a beautifully produced book filled with fine line drawings many in colour illustrating small verse stories which all centre on a surreal deformity the eponymous Oyster Boy Stain Boy The Boy with Nails

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories Best Read || [Tim Burton] The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories Best Read || [Tim Burton] - The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy Other Stories Occupying a similarly sinister and macabre world to the American artist Edward Gorey Tim Burton s work is similarly difficult to place This is a beautifully produced book filled with fine line drawin The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories

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  1. This is me a huge Tim Burton fan or so I thought One day, while carelessly browsing the Internets, I came across a book that I had no idea existed I couldn t believe my eyes and felt especially stupid when realization hit me I must have been living under a rock in a God forsaken place, as never before had I heard of this book Of course, as soon as I realized that I had to have this book, another realization hit bullseye remember that God forsaken place, the one where I lived under a rock Yes, th [...]


  2. The melancholy death of Oyster Boy other stories, Timothy John Burton, c1997The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy Other Stories is a 1997 poetry book written and illustrated by film director Tim Burton The poems, which are full of black humor, tell stories of hybrid kids, spontaneous transformers, and women who have babies to win over men.Some characters of the book would later appear in the Flash series Stainboy, which was created, directed, and written by Burton Stick Boy and Match Girl in Love, [...]


  3. I am a fan of Burton s movies So, I was kind of interested in his writings It wasn t a big surprise to find out that the level of awesome weirdness was the same The characteristic Burton mixture of darkness and uncomfortable tenderness I mean, he wrote some really freaky poems technically, not that great, and that is a charming plus but with such sweetness and sensibility that you feel touched Well, most of the times, just sad It is written in a way that seems to be funny, and for some people, t [...]


  4. A short collection of macabre poems, illustrated like a children s book, but aimed at the YA market, and delightful for dark thinking adults as well There are lots of gory things about eyes, stories of non human children toxic, half robot, half oyster etc and a most inappropriate present from Santa Occasionally the rhythm doesn t quite work at the first attempt, but even so, it s great fun It is strongly reminiscent of Hilaire Belloc s Cautionary Tales for Children my review HERE , but VERY obv [...]


  5. Reading this tiny tome was sort of like taking a prolonged vacation on The Island of Really, Really Misfit Toys The natives are strange but friendly They take some getting used to, but after a while, you ll want to hug themBUT be careful many of them have sharp objects sticking out of their bellies.The Boy with Nails in His EyesThe Boy with Nails in His Eyesput up his aluminum tree.It looked pretty strangebecause he couldn t see.The above is a pretty good example of what s in this book and shoul [...]



  6. This was FANTASTIC OH MAN SO GOOD I don t have much to say It s a collection of short poems and accompanying doodles by Tim Burton It s damned creepy, freaking depressing, laugh out loud funny, and utterly awesome.


  7. This collection of dark comedy poetry was at times very funny and creative, but at other times too strange for its own good It s a good balance I guess, my favourite one being the Toxic Boy poem.


  8. If you love Tim Burton movies and poetry this is a must read The stories are just as weird and loveable as for example Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie and his artistic talent is showcased through the poetry.



  9. Un poemario g tico y con humor al mejor estilo de Tim Burton Me dur menos de media hora jajaj pero lo disfrut mucho Los que m s me gustaron fueron Chico mancha La melanc lica muerte de chico ostra La chica vud Chico t xico Chico momia Chico ancla


  10. I wonder what it would be like to live inside Tim Burton s head ala Being John Malkovich, such talent, such virile imaginations, to dwell within his noggin for a while, you know I don t know why but for some reason I have always held Burton s creativity on par with Neil Gaiman s, though their style are very dissimilar, but both have distinct styles, that s almost as important as talent I feel these little stories about grotesque beauty, and what a beauty it was, were full of metaphors, heavy wit [...]


  11. I needed to read today I didn t want to simply read, I NEDDED to read I felt a need to clear the voices of Mrs Dalloway from my mind The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories, was the perfect book to do so This is a collection of grim short poems stories depicting the lives and misfortunes of a group of sympathetic outcasts as they try to find their place in the world often with tragic results.A stick boy finds himself engulfed in flames when he falls in love with the wrong kind of gi [...]



  12. Half oyster, half boy, Oyster Boy is born to a perfectly human couple who supposedly conceived him after dining on one spectatular dish a simmering stew of mollusks and fish Growing up, Oyster Boy, whose proper name is Sam but is sometimes called that thing that looks like a clam, becomes a laughingstock When the Thompson quadruplets espied him one day, they called him a bivalve and ran quickly away and a picture of sadness and reticence One spring afternoon, Sam was left in the rain At the sout [...]



  13. Damn This is so dark but funny so Tim BurtonIts a collection of very short stories about very strange beings There are no happy endings at all You see all of those likeable people or matchsticks or whatever and you think, aww its sad what happened with them, i bet things will be good in the endNO.Im not proud but i laughed with the most of the stories, is it something wrong with me should i be worried Read this book, i don t know why or how but it will cheer you up



  14. I love Tim Burton s movies for their beautiful cinematography and sense of macabre with a pinch of dark humor His poetry is right up my alley, just like the stories of Edward Gorey who is known to have influenced Burton Roy, the Toxic BoyTo those who knew him his friends we called him Roy.To others he was knownas that horrible Toxic Boy.He loved ammonia and asbestos,and lots of cigarette smoke.What he breathed in for airwould make other people choke His very favorite toywas a can of aerosol spra [...]


  15. Excelente Toda a gente devia ler p super super super divertido S queria que durasse bem mais


  16. This is a collection of very very short stories which are all written in verse and have an accompanying illustration or illustrations This whole book was written and illustrated by Tim Burton who is one of my favourite artists and I was very intrigued when I stumbled across this on It s a very small book but it s a brilliant one and I have to say that it was better than I thought it would be.This collection showcases some of Burton s weird character ideas and stories and whilst some stories such [...]


  17. De tanto en tanto decido volver a la melancol a que emana este libro, para reconfortarme entre las tr gicas historias de cada personaje Creo que no es ninguna novedad que Tim Burton es una de mis personas favoritas en la vida Como director, como artista, simplemente amo su percepci n del arte, su ojo macabro y el tinte g tico en todo lo que hace Este libro es una recopilaci n de poemas al estilo Gorey que, notablemente, es una de las grandes fuentes de inspiraci n del director donde nos encontra [...]


  18. Son, are you happy I don t mean to pry,but do you dream of Heaven Have you ever wanted to die 4.5 stars because honestly it s just plain creepy and I want As a Tim Burton fan myself, I never heard of this until my cousin, who s probably the BIGGEST Tim Burton fan ever she wears black and she collects EVERYTHING Tim Burton and I m rather jealous lol showed me the book one day when I was visiting It s the most wondrous and bizarre read I could ever have the pleasure of experiencing It is also rat [...]



  19. I picked this up on a whim and am glad I did This short collection of stories told in verse is as you d expect from Tim Burton funny, twisted, horrifying, macabre and somehow also rather poignant The illustrations are marvellous too Personal fave, The Pincushion Queen Life isn t easyfor the Pin Cushion Queen.When she sits on her thronepins push through her spleen.


  20. Tim Burton, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories Morrow, 1997 Someone needs to explain this to me and fast, cause I don t get it how is it that bad poetry and yes, folks, this is truly bad and art that looks like a second rate Edward Gorey ripoff Burton is not the illustrator that he is the sculptor and animator can be so insanely funny I am completely at a loss for why I liked this anywhere near as much as I did.Let s face it, if you squint right while watching The Nightmare Bef [...]


  21. This book is full of mad ideas and sometimes disturbing themes, but overall these poems are easy to read, enjoyable and enhanced by the wonderful illustrations provided by Tim Burton It is something that I could easily read just a few poems out of if I didn t have much time, or something that I will definitely be re reading in its entirity at some point in the future Robot Boy is my favourite of the collection due to the humour and interesting accompanying images.





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