THE MELANCHOLY DEATH OF OYSTER BOY AND OTHER STORIES BY TIM BURTON

Title: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories 

Author: Tim Burton

Genre: Fiction, Horror, Short Stories

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publication Date: 18th November 2004

Pages: 128

Summary : Twenty-three illustrated gothic tales from the dark corridors of the imagination of Tim Burton. Burton – the creative genius behind Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Nightmare Before Christmas, among others – now gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children: misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and tragedy of these hopeful, yet hapless beings.

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CLOUD ATLAS BY DAVID MITCHELL REVIEW!

Title: Cloud Atlas

Author: David Mitchell

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy

Publisher: Sceptre

Publication Date: March 2004

Pages: 529

Summary:  ‘Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies…’

Six interlocking lives – one amazing adventure. In a narrative that circles the globe and reaches from 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of time, genre and language to offer an enthralling vision of humanity’s will to power, and where it will lead us.

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