Monday, February 25, 2008

The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey



My sister introduced me to this book before Christmas. I thought it was hilarious, genius, and witty. It's a journey through the alpahbet that shows a child and a horrible death.
Please don't take it seriously.
Enjoy!

9 comments:

Livi said...

I'm totally offended. J/K I think its awesome. I think maybe I've seen something similar on a shelf somewhere. Next time I'm in Barnes I'll check it out. It reminds me of the catastrophe calendar in the movie The Science of Sleep.

Livi said...

I'm totally offended. J/K I think its awesome. I think maybe I've seen something similar on a shelf somewhere. Next time I'm in Barnes I'll check it out. It reminds me of the catastrophe calendar in the movie The Science of Sleep.

Kristine said...

oh i looove this book. so clever. a good one to put on a side or coffee table.

Anthony said...

Jane, this is your cousin (favorite, I might add), Anthony. To be honest, I've never even heard of this book, but I wanted to write on your most recent entry that i posted under your Enchanted section. I am totally new at blogging, so just wanted to make sure you got my shout out. I'm diggin your blog, and kristine's too. You guys are much cooler than I ever will be, let me tell ya that much right now!

K8 said...

bryan and I loved this. Its so weird and creepy. bry really loves the art. thanks for sharing!

Woodhouse Clan said...

interesting...that's about all I can think to say... ha ha

Meagan said...

I laughed really hard when I read this blog. I mean, where was this book when we lived together!!!>????

Holly C M said...

just be careful who you share this book with. I gave it to someone with a chronic disease and they wondered if I had some agenda. Nope, just me being stupid. But I totally love the humor!

Juliann said...

ooh, ooh. I love Edward Gorey, and this is one of my favorites of his. So gothic and victorian, but he actually drew it in the 60's I think, which makes it even more interesting. Fun to see you in blogland!