The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories
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... show more
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).
Publish date: October 22nd 1997
Publisher: Rob Weisbach Books
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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 ...
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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...
“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 sh...