Review - The Doubtful Guest by Edward Gorey


Originally published in 1957
32 pages

This has definitely been my favourite in the Edward Gorey series so far. I agree with other readers that say this comic is a metaphor for life with children.

This weird hipster dark penguin type character shows up wearing a scarf ,white canvas shoes an is intent on causing havoc. He listens to no one, gets in the way, hides the bath towels, throws stuff in the pond and rips up books! He stays for 17 years and still shows no sign of leaving. Sound familiar to any parents out there?? 


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    1. He's amazing. Can't believe I only discovered his work latley!


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