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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars


on 26 September 2017
A great souvenier and history of the cartoon series however it tends to concentrate on individual members of the family rather than the family as a unit. It is rather expensive for what it is and there are better compilations of Addams Family cartoons.
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on 31 March 2012
after watching the real addams family (60's) i bought this book and its just fantastic to see how Addams really intended his characters to be the illustrations are fun and if you love the characters and shows/movies you will love this book. It also includes notes by Charles Addams himself. It really gives you an indepth explanation of each character and how they became the iconic characters they are today! Such a timeless style and book, its something every addams family must have!
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on 29 January 2011
There have been many collections of Chas Addams's cartoons over the years and for those of us brought up on the TV Addams Family, this one is particularly satisfying. It presents the illustrations on a character-by-character basis and gives some fascinating insights into differences between the cartoon character and the later incarnation. Gomez was originally more of a sleazeball than a suave swashbuckler, Lurch was blind in one eye and Thing (or THE Thing) was more of a 'Kilroy was here' peeping presence than a disembodied hand. And did you know that Cousin Itt only ever appeared twice in print? This is all the more fasinating when you learn how tightly Addams controlled the content of the programme - it was a genuinely evolving creative process rather than others messing about with his vision.

A must for friends of 'The Family' everywhere!
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on 11 February 2014
For a change I actually bought this book with my own money. Am I glad I did.... mostly.

So on the positive side this book is exceptionally high quality printing. The pages are good heavy stock and the printing is exceptional. Even the dust jacket is expertly executed though the font chosen for the title is a bit cheesy.

The negative comes because I just expected there to be more of it. This isn't a cheap book by any means and I was done with it in the span of 30 minutes or so. Of the 221 pages in this book about 20 of them are printed material, such as the background for each character or the book's introduction, and the rest are full-page reprints of the original comics. Maybe this is all there actually *IS* to be printed but it felt like there had to be more. I honestly don't know if there *IS* more or not but it just doesn't feel like everything.

In summary, this is a great book in many ways but it leaves me wanting something else. More back-story, more comics, more anything. It's on the bloody edge of being worth what I paid for it.
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on 9 April 2016
I really liked this publication but would have liked a little more on the artist. It would also have been nice to tie in the TV series and movies. Of course, the humour of Charles Addams is still excellent and well worth celebrating with this book.
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on 1 May 2013
Excellent can not beat the old ones for comedy takes you back to your childhood rememebering when they were on tv
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