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The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

Tim Burton

To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, a beautiful new edition of the classic collection of spooky tales and illustrations, from the world’s best-loved Gothic movie director, Tim Burton.

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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.

Critic Reviews

Burton's creepy stories conjure up the fantastical, even the slightly demented.

Entertainment Weekly
Critic Reviews

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy exquisitely conveys the pain of an adolescent outsider. Like Tim Burton’s movies, the work manages to be both childlike and sophisticated, blending the innocent with the macabre.

New York Times