I’m not Goth or Emo, but I love Edward Gorey! If you’ve never seen any of his art, or read any of his books, you’re in for a treat. He’s got a wickedly sharp sense of humor, with a very dark twist and a Victorian feel. His books are hilarious, but when you laugh, you’ll feel slightly guilty. Not sure what I mean? Here’s a list of 7 twisted books by Edward Gorey… read a couple of them, and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about!
1. The Gashleycrumb Tinies
Price: $9.00 at amazon.com
This book begins: A is for Amy, who fell down the stairs; B is for Basil, assaulted by bears; C is for Clara, who wasted away, D is for Desmond, thrown out of a sleigh. That’s right. This book is a primer that uses children who’ve met an unfortunate end as an illustration for each letter. If you love the book, you’ll love the poster…