THE MELANCHOLY DEATH OF OYSER BOY AND OTHER STORIES by Tim Burton (yes, that Tim Burton)
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).
Summary: (No spoilers)
It's a collection of super short little stories, illustrated. They're creepy. A lot of them are about kids too.
This book was totally weird. I cringed a few times. And I shook my head or rolled my eyes at other times. My husband asked what the hell I was reading when I barked out a little laughter.
Then I thought, "Well it's certainly Burton." That's about the best way to describe it.
Not to anyone pregnant, because there are lots of babies born as other things, like robots and oysters, etc. Also not to anyone easily disturbed by creepy kids books. But Burton fans, and fans of the weird definitely. It's super quick, I think I read it just before a nap (bad idea by the way). But check it out if you like sort of messed up.