Many of Gorey's tales involve untimely deaths and dreadful mishaps, but much like tragic Irish ballads with their perky rhythms and melodies, they come off as strangely lighthearted. "The Gashlycrumb Tinies," for example, begins like this: "A is for AMY who fell down the stairs, B is for BASIL assaulted by bears," and so on. An eccentric, funny book for either the uninitiated or diehard Gorey fans.
I have been a Gorey fan for many years and am so happy to find his books being reprinted, and other previously unavailable books being offered. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Annalisa Magniet
I could not decide what Edward Gorey book to give my friend for her birthday, I was very happy to find this collection. She is a fan of his art and style. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Hello Kitty
My granddaughter is a Gorey fan and she loves this book because it contains so many of his stories. More books are on her list.Published 4 months ago by Joan Ead
I have a copy of this book and am in love with it. Bought it as a gift for a close friend, and it is always a dark pleaser.Published 7 months ago by Greg S
I remember seeing the cover for Amphigorey when I was in college four decades ago. I didn't realize at the time that it was newly published works of Edward Gorey. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dave Schan
I love Edward Gorey. His books are a little dark and twisted, like myself :) So when I saw this book with 15 of his books I knew Santa had to get this to me. Read morePublished 8 months ago by compulsive shopper
In this day and age of goth this and that it's always nice to look back at one of the most original and fresh voices of honestly and unassuming eccentricity. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chrissa M