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review 2019-09-07 02:30
Short but definitely not sweet
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories - Tim Burton

Ever since I knew of its existence, I’ve wanted to read Tim Burton’s The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories. Unfortunately, my library doesn't own a copy so I had to order it through Interlibrary Loan. Of course, after all of that effort it was a bit of a letdown to discover that it was only 115 pages long. But this short little book did deliver on the quirky, dark humor that we’ve all come to expect from Tim Burton. Organized into small rhymes and stories, these are creepy but hilarious (if morbid humor is your thing) vignettes. A/N: Parents beware if you take issue with your kids reading about death, patricide, suicide, etc.

 

Source: Goodreads

 

Source: Goodreads

 

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review 2015-01-12 16:58
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories by Tim Burton
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories - Tim Burton

 

Description: 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).
for Lisa Marie


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review 2014-12-28 03:22
[REVIEW] The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories by Tim Burton
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories - Tim Burton

Wow. That was one very bizarre collection of poetry that has more sexual references than I could've imagined. Also super creepy, no matter how captivating the illustrations look.

 

I will confess I'm not the biggest Tim Burton fan. Maybe because Edward Scissorhands destroyed me and I have never been able to see it again. Maybe because I've never really been into anything too creepy. This book is definitely creepy. Did I say creepy? I mean CREEPY.

 

At least it had some Christmas stories to go with the holiday season.

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text 2014-12-28 02:51
Reading progress update: I've read 50 out of 115 pages.
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories - Tim Burton

I have but two thoughts:

1. Whoa, this is weird.

2. DEFINITELY NOT FOR CHILDREN as the shelves led me to believe.

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review 2014-04-09 00:00
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories - Tim Burton “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 more!

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 rather emotional, brings out such intense feelings.

Trust me, if you ever get the chance upon this book Tim Burton fans, you're in for a real treat!
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