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Amphigorey Too Amphigorey 2 by Edward Gorey. Paperbackpages. Published May 8th by Tarcherperigee first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Amphigorey Tooplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Where has this beautiful, white-bearded curmudgeon been my whole life? This collection of twenty picture books is packed with so many things I love, such as gloomy, gothic settings, cruel fates, mean-hearted children, archaic polysyllabic words, irreverent gallows humor, obscure references, demons, murder, smoking, dead babies, satiric portrayals of class systems, a mistrust of religion, villainous adults, and more than a few bleak, bitter ending.

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Dec 09, Florencia rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really needed a doses of twisted laughs and creepy nonsense.

By the end of the year, apparently the whole universe is plotting against me and loads of work are piling up next to my massive to-read pile. And people couldn’t amphhigorey less about this, so, when I have time, I’ll write a proper review. You know, one that is, actually, about the book and not my personal whatever. Although, I’ll probably forget all about it and this is what pe I really needed a doses of twisted laughs and creepy nonsense.

Although, I’ll probably forget all about it and this is what people are going to read for months. Anyway, all I can say is that I’m a Gorey fan now! Sep 20, Milica Chotra rated it really liked it.

This tiny creature, my year-old sister, loves stories, especially those with a touch of weirdness and horror OK, I admit, this is my “fault”. Usually Amphigkrey the one who has to make them up for her, but sometimes she comes to me with that cute “can we read books? Of course we can, silly. Smphigorey one of our favourite writers, and we enjoy reading him together.

Amphigorey Too is a collection of 20 short, illustrated tales and poems if you’re not familiar with Gorey’s work check thisplus the earlier unpublished first version of “The Chinese Obelisks” another alphabet book – Gorey’s sketches for the final version I was pretty excited to discover this. I wouldn’t say that, though there are some weak er points, or in Goodreads terms: Still, it’s Edward Gorey Can we read it all over again?


Mar 05, Jessica rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Edward Gorey’s work is one of those rare things that consistently renews my faith in the awesome potential of human creativity. Is that corny enough of a review for ya? Yeah, I know it akphigorey really gross, but it’s true.

Edward Gorey made all this stuff, and he’s a human being just like me! Or maybe he isn’t.

Maybe he’s some weird spidery creature with dark frightening ey Edward Gorey’s work is one of those rare things that consistently renews my faith in the awesome potential of human creativity. Maybe he’s some weird spidery creature with dark frightening eyes who lives under the stairs in the basement of a haunted Amphigoey. That would explain some things. Desde luego no deja indiferente.

Cuando lees a Gorey has de tener clara una cosa: Los finales son abiertos, en ocasiones abruptos. Por otro lado, observo que desarrolla en sus historias temas de tal forma que me recuerdan a otros que yo he planteado en mis propias pajas mentales.

Pero entonces me di cuenta de que ahora simplemente he dejado de desear entender a la gente. Dec 14, Tony foo it it was ok Shelves: The drawings are, in the main, clever and well done, but are often not related to any of the verbiage associated with them. That leaves me with only one of his books on my TBR pile. This one is a compendium from many of his former books from — It serves a purpose, I guess, since copies of the original books are almost unavailable or prohibitively expensive.

I had to amphigoreg what the library had in stock for his stuff. One of the selections kind of piqued my interest. It was from a book whose title is not given. It features a creature like a hippo — portrayed in various steps — with difficult or severe words written above it.

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See what I mean? Dec 06, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I will admit that I foo amazed at this second volume as it is just as disturbing and interesting as the first volume! In this volume, there are a total of twenty stories collected by Edward Gorey, which includes: Some of my favorite stories in this volume were: I would recommend this book to older children and teens since there is so much disturbing content characters being killed that would disturb smaller children.


Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog Sep 14, James Joyce rated it liked it Shelves: A series of multi-panel stories. Some of Gorey’s stories are interesting, zmphigorey are mildly disturbing like the dead child on the side of the road, who was saved from being abused at the orphanageajphigorey some are just Overall, I guess I get amphgorey Gorey from various random sources, one panel at a time, because I have no particular intent to read any of the other compendiums.

Jun 11, Europa rated it really liked it Shelves: Best collection yet between Amphogorey and Amphigorey Also except this book was missing 3 stories and repeated 3 stories. It was quite distressing. View all 3 comments.

Feb 11, Malcolm rated it really liked it. As always, Gorey’s art is masterful and subversive. Not much to add to this one.

Amphigorey Too’s stories were much darker and I didn’t enjoy them as much. Nov 24, Jillian rated it liked it Shelves: Even stranger, darker, and more nonsensical than I expected, though that’s Gorey for you. I could have done with more endings; is that a ridiculous request in this case?

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Nov 23, Sylvester rated it it was amazing Shelves: So witty, so darkly humorous and amphigoreu. For Gorey fans – a feast! Nov 03, Matthew Hunter rated it it was amazing Shelves: If weird, disturbing stories suit you, then you’ll have a blast with these 20 gems. There was a wet sort of explosion, audible for several miles. And that, thank heavens “Literary nonsense”, not a bad description of Gorey’s works included in Amphigorey Too.

And that, thank heavens! All kinds of weirdness on display. Just like its predecessor AmphigoreyAmphigorey Too a,phigorey Gorey’s surreal, nonsensical, demented style. Maphigorey proof, this omnibus edition ends with the following limerick: Little Zooks, of whom no on was fond, They shot towards the roof and beyond; The infant’s trajectory passed him over the rectory, And into a lily-choked pond.

At start and finish, Amphigorey Too has babies flying through the air and meeting gruesome ends. Gorey’s a rare one.

I find him fascinating. Apr 11, Amanda rated it it was amazing. Jul 07, Vivian rated it it was amphigoey Shelves: Maybe I don’t have the art appreciation mind or this series of book is just plain boring. The sentences and stories are fun to read at first glance, and that’s it.