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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A haunting, mysterious and original tale of a bicycle., 7 Dec 2000
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This review is from: The Epiplectic Bicycle (Hardcover)
If your humour is bizarre and you relish the inexplicable, then this is just the book for you. The author's minimal text and highly unique illustrations combine in this very original tale. On an unknown day in an eccentric world, Gorey's pedal-less bicycle transports Embley and Yewbert to a conclusion they cannot comprehend. The route is populated with sudden threats from the natural world and the author's characteristically sinister and ominous shadows uttering enigmatic warnings. Intrigued? You will be!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surrealism with pictures, 29 July 1998
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This review is from: The Epiplectic Bicycle (Hardcover)
This is the best surrealist work I've read since Max Ernst. As usual, Gorey's illustrations are great (actually very spare in this book), and the text is subtle yet funny. "Beware of this and that."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Are things funnier if you don't know why they're funny?, 11 July 2012
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I love this book.
If you asked me to define my sense of humour, then the consecutive captions, "They rode past a great many turnip fields...", "but as it was the wrong time of year, they didn't see any turnips." comes pretty close.
I also love that the chapter headings go one, two, four, seven... etc. giving the impression that if the "missing" chapters were present then the whole thing would make sense!
I really love this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Immediately appealing; whimsical., 9 Aug 1999
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This review is from: The Epiplectic Bicycle (Hardcover)
Upon first reading I was reminded of John Lennon's "In His Own Write". The writing is relentlessly appealing. I think if I understood why I like it so much I would know more about how my mind works. But, it's okay. Just read the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbingly light hearted strangeness, 12 July 1999
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This review is from: The Epiplectic Bicycle (Hardcover)
This must be an autobiographical piece vearing from sudden suprising surealism to shining normality. Croquet mallets and Cycling combine in this masterpiece of comic inter-reactions.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some may disagree... but this seems to be a very deep book.., 25 April 1998
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if you really look at this book hard and analyze it as if it were a dream... it is actually a very deep look at life... not gonna say how... just find out for yourself!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oo, er. Fi: donc., 14 Feb 1999
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This is one of the best books ever written. Strangely, I don't know why.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect. A no-reason tale, just going with the flow of the delightful journey., 27 Sep 2013
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I loved this book, it feels like an indulgence although it requires acceptance of its simplicity, ( and there is nothing simple in simplicity). The illustrations are fun, it's lovely to share - opens a wealth of conversations.
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The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey (Hardcover - 20 Oct 1999)
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