The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

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Twenty-three illustrated gothic tales from the dark corridors of the imagination of Tim Burton. Burton - the creative genius behind Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Nightmare Before Christmas, among others - now 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 hopeful, yet hapless beings.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 10mm | 140.61g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • w. b&w and col. illustr.
  • 057122444X
  • 9780571224449
  • 96,409

About Tim Burton

Tim Burton is the creative genius behind Batman, Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands, 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 cinemas.
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Review Text

This comes directly from the dark corridors of film-maker Tim Burton's mind. The stories in this book are accompanied throughout by delightfully gothic illustrations drawn by Burton himself, which are reminiscent of the animation of Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas". Ideal for anyone attracted by the strange and ghoulish.
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Rating details

25,575 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (8,669)
3 18% (4,598)
2 4% (1,064)
1 1% (308)

Our customer reviews

If you love Tim Burton's way of thinking, you will absolutely adore this book. It's at times filled with such dry humour and darkness you'll be frowning but laughing at the same time. - Must have little book !show more
by Jolien Goedleven
If you are a lover of Tim Burton's movies you will see images coming out of his mind directly to yours through the words of this book. I loved it. Just a bit short, but I loved more
by klebe85
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