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). (via Goodreads)
Title: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories
Author: Tim Burton
Published: October 28th 2008 by It Books (first published 1993)
Rating: 4 stars
Review: I am a huge Tim Burton fan. I’ve been a fan of his practically my whole life. Needless to say, when I found out that Tim Burton as a book out I purchased it as soon as I could.
Obviously, I loved this book with my entire heart. I thought the drawings were great and the poems were even better. They were cute and disturbing, like most of Burton’s work. I really enjoy his art style. I read the stories fairly quickly and loved all of them. I found many of them quite funny.
This isn’t what you’d usually find people reading during the Christmas season – but I think that’s even more of a reason to read it. It’s out of the ordinary, much like Tim Burton himself.
Tim Burton has other books out and do plan on getting my hands on all of them.