Review - The Object Lesson by Edward Gorey


Originally published in 1958
Published November 18th 2002 by bloomsbury
32 pages

Warning!: This book will make you feel stupid.

A seemingly random series of unrelated events: A man missing his artificial limb, ghosts, suicide and black umbrella's.

I read it, I didn't get it. I read it again, I still didn't get it. I read it 5 more times and guess what? I still didn't get it. I feel like I'm missing some inside joke that everyone but me understands! 

It reminds me of that episode of "Malcolm in the Middle" where Francis stares at the totem pole for days trying to figure out what it means.

The pen and ink drawings are just as appealing but this story lacks the droll humour that usually features in his stories.


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