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Creepy Susie: And 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children Hardcover – October 5, 1999

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Creepy Susie. Mary Had a Little Chainsaw. Milo's Disorder. Rosie's Crazy Mother. The Siamese Quadruplets. Emily Amputee.

Your mother never told you these stories.

She didn't want to scare you.

But Angus Oblong is not your mother.

If Edgar Allan Poe and David Lynch wrote a book, it might be as warped, wicked, and perversely funny as this treasury of twisted tales from childhood's Twilight Zone. So don't be alarmed if you find yourself screaming . . . with laughter . . . until the day you die. Which may be very soon . . .
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1 edition (October 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345433017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345433015
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There wasn't a dry eye in the house when I passed this book around. Sure, its twisted, but the cartoons are so comical and the situations so improbable that you just have to laugh at them.
Keep in mind, this is a cartoon book for adults only, it is far too violent for children; but come on adults...it's a cartoon book. It is not a portrayal of realistic violence in our society. The world was a less violent place back when the
Road Runner constantly trashed Wile E. Coyote, and perhaps the reason I found Creepy Susie to be so funny was that it breathed life back into the funny aspect of mortality.
My favorites would have to be The Debbies (treat yourself here and use the "Look Inside" feature of Amazon to read The Debbies), Stupid Betsy, Waldo & Bean, Narcoleptic Scottie, Rosie's Crazy Mother, and Jenny, Jenny, Jenny & Babette: The Siamese Quadruplets.
Whether snipping off tiny heads, shoving marbles in your butt, collecting Poo, holding slimy things, cross dressing, shaving cats and putting yellow sticky pads on them, offing your brother, or simply cooking up your parents; you will be sure to find humor not just in the written words but also in the comical and silly artwork here in Creepy Susie.
I would give it 8 stars if I could. Enjoy!
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Format: Hardcover
To be honest, I read this while standing in the Humor aisle at a book store. It's short, but so effective that I was in tears because I was laughing so hard. I especially recommend "Little Scooter" who for some reason had a head that people liked to throw things at. Dark and upsetting, this book makes me feel ashamed to be a person. I think I'll laminate every page. If looking for a gift for some of your friends, this is great for a laugh.
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appallingly original, this may not be the stuff for children, but rather for those who happen to consider themselves one of those "troubled children"...
oblong's simple-looking yet succinct drawings go perfectly with the straight-looking (look again!) but turbulent story-line. i just *love* creepy suzie and my heart goes all out for stupid betsy (still with a not-so-innocent smile though), and dick & muffy always make me laugh no matter how many times i open the pages on them. i really wouldn't call oblong's humor "sick" or anything like that, but of course if you've always been reading in a bed of roses then this will take some getting used to. as for me, i keep this book next to my pillow and read myself into some dark, dark slumber at night.
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Any fan of Edward Gorey's morbid comics will like this dark (and I mean dark) illustrated book of children's tales. Most start out like slightly twisted fairy tales. Simple storyline. Obvious moral. Then they take a twist that usually ends up with someone dead, typically by dismemberment. The only negative reviews on Amazon are "In the age of Columbine...simply sick!" and go on to criticize it for encouraging kids to kill other kids. Sick, true. But this book is obviously not for 12-year-olds, but reasonable adults with a dark sense of humor. I liked it.
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OK, this is a dark and morbid collection of tales.
It is also incredibly funny.
To a certian extent, the writing and drawing reminds me of the stories and jokes that I tried to tell when I was in second/third grade. The difference here is that despite the crude drawing style, and simple writing, these tales are actually rather sophisticated, my stories and drawings were not.
The folks that are knocking this book probably think that Monty Python is just a bunch of cross dressing brits. There are twists to the words, and subtle things in the drawings that raise this miles above the average.
Well done!
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anyone who loves or even understand edward gorey, the addams family, "geek love", or any good old fashioned black humor horror tale will love this book. i did!
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i ordered the book directly from angus himself and maybe the personalization he did for me has won me over but i think he is hilarious. the oblongs was genius and this book just furthers that hilarity. these stories are short and to the point. his style is like no other and the endings will always get you. angus also said i was his 14th favourite fan...so i'm sold. ha!
xoxo
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I was out last night with a friend and out of boredom, we decided to go into Tower Records and books. Somehow, I stumbled accross this book. Its truly the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. We actually paid 16.95 for the book. I love the sick, side splitting humour and the crude and twisted animations. The book is eccentric and creative. I haven't laughed that hard in a while. My abs still hurt in fact. If you want to have sore abs and possibly pee on yourself from laughing so hard ...get this book =)
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