Edward Gorey’s Amphigorey Book measures x inches (x cm) for $ An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories. In this gorgeously detailed volume, American artist and author Edward Gorey accents amphigory. This follow-up to the darkly humorous Amphigorey is wittier, more macabre, and more wondrous than ever. Master illustrator and iconic gothic.

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gordy That said, the illustrations for some of the stories were drawn less carefully than I was hoping, and I’m not sure it was a stylistic choice. The West Wing – mysterious. Mar 26, Claire S rated it it was ok Shelves: Edwarc find one we haven’t seen before and call the Office Kat over. Right on both counts.

Gorey was purportedly one of Burton’s inspirations. Eventually, I will read them all. His adeptness at poking fun at Victorian tropes and the matter-of-fact, even lighthearted way with which he describes inexplicable mystery, terrible peril, and fatal accidents make him a delight for anyone who loves the Gothic tradition.

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Want to Read saving…. I’d have liked to buy him a drink. It’s so cynical from the perspective of a writer that it makes the reader step back from every story to examine it gogey this point of view. I started to think of it as pictures of random rooms in the wing at random times over many years. I imagine Gorey’s interpretation of that character would be different from the Internet’s. So dark, yet humorous, and cutesy.


The Wuggly Ump – This would edwars a good one for a child with a good sense of humour, who isn’t easily scared. Like The Doubtful Guest beast, but quieter, and less long-term.


The writing isn’t great or anything. Her visualisation of the old man who’s had an interesting life v the decrepit reality, and of the people goey and the old-lady friend-of-the-family are talking about, as one big colourful yet static and distant crowd is spot on. Rabbit Ears Book Blog My whole childhood, I remember seeing Gorey ‘s art in different places.

I was surprised by how much whimsy he mixed in with the darkness. I’ve wanted to read an Edward Gorey since I got Christmas cards one year with his illustrations.

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Nov 21, Kimberly rated it really liked it Shelves: The Curious Sofa – Now, it mostly makes me think of Lost Girlsbut with coy illustrations, and captions which leave plenty to the imagination.

Jan 10, Andy Culbertson rated it it was amazing. The Listing Attic – not terribly impressed by this long succession of limericks.


Jun 04, John of Canada rated it it was amazing Shelves: Each story is told with various black and white drawings.

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Drawings of proper Edwardians and careful, polite commentary discuss such topics as child abuse, parental death, murder, hauntings, rotting bodies, perversions, ominous scary individuals, strange creatures, insanity, suici Edward Gorey certainly knows how to deliver depravity and sweet talk his audience at the same time!

There was a young woman whose If Shel Silverstein witnessed one too many crimes going unpunished and took a dark turn, this is what he would sound like. The Sinking Spell – classically Gorey lacunae: I’m sure Gorey is not for everyone.

Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey

It’s continually impressive what distinct textures and moods he could create with simple lines of black ink. It perfectly captures what it is like at that age, dutifully tagging along, perhaps having absorbed some of amphigoery interests, the essential dullness of the atmosphere, where the next youngest people probably are your parents. Oct 05, Dan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: