23 May 2015

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton

Title: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories
Author: Tim Burton
Pages: 128
Book 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)

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My Opinion:
I'm a huge fan of Tim Burton's films so when I came across this I knew I had to pick it up. It's a collection of short poems along with doodles drawn by the author himself.

It's such an awesome collection of poems/stories. If you love his films (my favourites are The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands) then you'll love this. It's creepy and depressing but very funny and unique!

I loved how each character was different and had their own unfortunate events occur and although the stories aren't much longer than a page or two, they're cute and disturbing and I just really enjoyed reading it.

I don't have much to say other than that I wish the book had been longer because it was a quick and enjoyable read!
I would recommend this to anyone that likes creepy things, poetry and short stories or just simply enjoys Tim Burton's work.

Rating ★

5 out of 5 stars

Next book I'm going to review:
Phoenix Rising by Bryony Pearce (Blog Tour)