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The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories
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Description: Amazon.com Review This unassuming hardcover in black buckram with a dark lavender title plate is the door into a world of twisted pleasures. Filmmaker Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas) tells 23 winsomely macabre stories about boys and girls who don't fit in. Their bodies are misshapen, their habits are odd, and their parents are appalled by them. But they do try hard to be human, like poor unwanted Mummy Boy, who's "a bundle of gauze": he goes for a walk in the park with his mummy dog. Some kids are having "a birthday party for a Mexican girl." They think Mummy Bo ... (more)
Manufacturer: Rob Weisbach Books
Release date: 22 October 1997
ISBN-10 : 0688156819 | ISBN-13: 9780688156817
Tags: Poetry (4), Ordered-arrived (1), 1st Ed (1), Hard Cover (1), Pmc (1)
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"This is a darkly funny book of poems about the type of misfit characters that Tim Burton was so good telling about in his prime years, but forgot to do on film after becoming too Disney. Then it is nice to find this gem of a book that was a huge inspiration on the just as funny dark web-shorts series called "Stain Boy" which is also worth checking out. I hope that Burton will return again to this kind of universe. We will all welcome him back. "

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