rhyme, April 2, 2008 (view all comments by rhyme)
Edward Gorey goes far beyond a simple definition of macabre or grotesque; his darkly witty drawings and stories combine elements of Victorian literature, gothic, children's literature, horror, comedy, and surrealism. Readers who appreciate the black humor of works such as "Sweeney Todd" will thoroughly enjoy Gorey's many books.
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christi, November 5, 2006 (view all comments by christi)
As a pre-teen, I spent hours going over the groovie ghoulies in this book. I still look at it every Halloween. Some of the stories are a little over-the-top and some have innuendos that may not be appropriate for all ages, but Edward Gorey is a recognized master of the macabre and this book makes a great gift for any scaredy cat.
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