This year one of my goals was to start reading new things, such as non-fiction or poetry, things that i definitely was not reading before. About a year ago i embarked on a the journey which is poetry. I’ve always been a fan of John Cooper Clarke, his slightly sadistic and strange poems are great for a laugh or a listening to whilst writing. But i needed to expand my poetry horizons. I’ve found some collections that i absolutely love.
Last year me and Sophie hosted the Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children read-along for Halloween. We both absolutely loved the book and was excited to read it ahead of the movie release. The movie stars the likes of Asa Butterfield, Samuel L Jackson and Eva Green. It was released late September 2016 and was a box office smash hit. With the release of the DVD in a few days, i have pulled together some of my thoughts on the movie and books.
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
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.