Review - "The Willowdale Handcar" by Edward Gorey


Edna Harry and Same are out for a stroll one day when they decide to "borrow" an old handcar they find at the railway station.

What was supposed to be an afternoon excursion extends into a trip lasting months and months. Bad luck seems to accompany the crew along the way in the form of a mysterious black doll. They come across a house burning down. They hear of a person crushed by a boulder and they rescue a baby hanging from a mailbag hook!

At The End of the story the characters seem to disappear without a trace. What did you expect, it's Edward Gorey!

The moral of the story seems to be that we often ignore what goes on in the background of our lives and we shouldn't because they can often have a detrimental effect on our lives.
The illusrtations are not a quirky as in previous stories but definitely still worth a read for any Edward Gorey fan. 

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