N is for Neville who died of ennui Ha Perfection The Gashlycrumb Tinies is a work of utterly fantastic macabre hilarity It s one of those books you cackle maniacally over while flipping through it after a run in at the local Mega Mart with some snot nosed brat screeching and howling because Mommy wouldn t let him get that ridiculously expensive new toy or some treat with 20,000 grams of sugar.And it never loses that special ghastly charm Quick, simple, and simply hilarious, it s enjoyable nN is for Neville who died of ennui Ha Perfection The Gashlycrumb Tinies is a work of utterly fantastic macabre hilarity It s one of those books you cackle maniacally over while flipping through it after a run in at the local Mega Mart with some snot nosed brat screeching and howling because Mommy wouldn t let him get that ridiculously expensive new toy or some treat with 20,000 grams of sugar.And it never loses that special ghastly charm Quick, simple, and Every time I read a disturbing book, I m gripped by the thought of wanting to make my future children read it don t know what that says about me I mean, this book is perfect a perfect cocktail of morbidity, poetry, beautiful art and the funnies This is a book about 26 children or as Gorey calls them, tinies each for a different alphabet who meet a Gorey heh end It s beautif I loved this little book I love Edward Gorey This is a book of ABCs and each letter is how a child died I know this is macabre and quirky I think being the end of my trimester and drained of sleep, I simply was dying laughing at each page of this book I don t know why It was the release that I needed apparently The art is classic Gorey and only he would be quirky enough to use ennui This is amazing stuff and I think this stuff is rather brilliant And, it is a good stress reliever, appar I loved this li I have a love hate relationship towards creepy children s books During my childhood, they used to scare the hell out of me in those days the enlightened souls who wrote children s books were of the opinion that scaring the living daylights out of a kid was the best way to ensure that he grew up to be an upright human being But I went back, again and again They must have inculcated the enduring love of horror that I have today.This is an alphabet book or A B C book as we Indians call it I have a love hate relationship towards creepy children s books During my childhood, they used to scare the hell out of me in those days the enlightened souls who wrote children s books were of the opinion that scaring the living daylights out of a kid was the best way to ensure that he grew up to be an u C is for CLARA who wasted awayD is for DESMOND thrown out of a sleighA clever, short, picture book Think of a macabre, Victorian Dumb Ways to Die , decorated with dark drawings of 26 children named from A Amy to Z Zillah The pictures and words describe all the ways this alphabet soup of children met their unfortunate ends K is for KATE who was struck with an axeL is for LEO who swallowed some tacksAs you can see, most of these child deaths find themselves as a link in a dark couplet Anyw C is for CLARA who wasted awayD is for DESMOND thrown out of a sleighA clever, short, picture book Think of a macabre, Victorian Dumb Ways to Die , decorated with dark drawings of 26 children named from A Amy to Z Zillah The pictures and words describe all the ways this alphabet soup of children met their unfortunate ends K is for KATE who was struck with an axeL is for LEO who swallowed some tacksAs you can see, most of these child deaths find themselves as a I ve met the guy that inspired the awesome Tim Burton, finally And as I figured, his weird awesomeness is breathtaking This is a book apparently for children it is NOT that, with quite a morbid sense of humor, teaches the alphabet Twenty six ways to die and lovely pictures describing each one of them.This would have been such a funny way to learn the alphabet, although I d probably be a hypochondriac or a sociopath by now Who knows My letter is FNow that s a bad way to go.Nov 10, 13 Also I ve met the guy that inspired the awesome Tim Burton, finally And as I figured, his weird awesomeness is breathtaking This is a book apparently for children it is NOT that, with quite a morbid sense of humor, teaches the alphabet Twenty six ways to die and lovely pictures describing each one of them.This would have been such a funny way to learn the alphabet, although I d probably be a hypochondriac o Probably Gorey s most famous work, clever and lightly sardonic and meticulously crafted An abecedarian book Told in dactylic look it up couplets about each of 26 one for each letter of the alphabet children and how they met their untimely deaths Sound horrific It s very fu Twenty six different ways to die Now, I am no stranger when it comes to reading dark and morbid books for children since I had read children s books such as Halloween ABC and The Spider and the Fly which were just as morbid But The Gashlycrumb Tinies was one of the first children s books I have read that is about several different ways for kids to die The Gashlycrumb Tinies is a picture book written and illustrated by Edward Gorey and it is a book that will truly cause every reader s Twenty six different ways to die Now, I am no stranger when it comes to reading dark and morbid books for children since I had read children s books such as Halloween ABC and The Spider and the Fly which were just as morbid But The Gashlycrumb Tinies was one of the first children s books I have read that is about several different ways for kids to die The Gashlycrumb Tinies is a picture book written and illustrated by Edward Gorey and it is a book that will truly cause every reader s hairs to stick up at their ends This book is basically set up as reciting the alphabet by detailing every child s name that starts with the letters of the alphabet and how each child dies, such as one poem about a boy named Basil being assa or After the OutingWew, weird, dark, absurd but intriguingIn short, A Z alphabet but a morbid one Children who tragically parted with life A is for Amy who fell down the stairsB is for Basil assaulted by bearsAnd so on until Z Black white drawings Absurd, the wei The Gashlycrumb Tinies Or, After The Outing Is An Abecedarian Book Written By Edward Gorey That Was First Published InGorey Tells The Tale OfChildren Each Representing A Letter Of The Alphabet And Their Untimely Deaths In Rhyming Dactylic Couplets, Accompanied By The Author S Distinctive Black And White Illustrations It Is One Of Edward Gorey S Best Known Books, And Is The Most Notorious Amongst His Roughly Half Dozen Mock AlphabetsIt Has Been Described As A Sarcastic Rebellion Against A View Of Childhood That Is Sunny, Idyllic, And Instructive The Morbid Humor Of The Book Comes In Part From The Mundane Ways In Which Children Die, Such As Falling Down The Stairs Or Choking On A Peach Far From Illustrating The Dramatic And Fantastical Childhood Nightmares, These Scenarios Instead Poke Fun At The Banal Paranoias That Come As A Part Of Parenting