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The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories

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ISBN13: 9780688156817
ISBN10: 0688156819
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From breathtaking stop-action animation to bittersweet modern fairy tales, filmaker Tim barton 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 words. His lovigly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and 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).From breathtaking stop-action animation to bittersweet modern fairy tales, filmmaker Tim Burton is known for his unique visual brilliancewitty 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 tragedy of these dark yet simple beingshopeful, 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).

Meet Match Girl and Stick Boy. Match Girl and Stick Boy are in love. Match Girls senses are inflamed by desire. Stick Boys body is burned to a crisp.

Oh, to be Brie Boy. Brie Boy is made of a whole wheel of cheese! But when Brie Boy has nightmares, hes only a wedge.

Look at Oyster Boys head. It is a huge, shapely shell, chiseled and sharp. Pretty as Oyster Boy is, though, his favorite time is Halloween, because he gets to dress up as a human.

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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).

About the Author

Tim Burton is the creative genius behind Batman, Beetlejuice, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks!, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, among others. He began his career at Disney, where his first project was a six-minute tribute to Vincent Price. His second film, the twenty-seven-minute Frankenweenie, was deemed unsuitable for children and never released in theaters. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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masterspyforever, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by masterspyforever)
This is a very, very, very quick read - I finished it in under an hour - but entertaining non the less. With the morbid style we've come to expect from Burton, he gives a collection of poems that are almost disturbingly simple. I particularly liked Mummy Boy and Toxic Boy - or Roy, as his friends call him.

I would recommend this book to any Burton fan, or anyone who is into... odd... types of books.
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vintage26, May 16, 2008 (view all comments by vintage26)
This book rocks!!It is funny and....weird.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780688156817
Author:
Burton, Tim
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Author:
by Tim Burton
Author:
Cohen, Kerry
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Abnormalities, human
Subject:
Fantasy poetry, American
Subject:
Children -- Poetry.
Subject:
Abnormalities, Human -- Poetry.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
104-415
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 15.76 oz
Age Level:
Adult

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"Synopsis" by , 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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