Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

  Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a fantastic surreal fairy tale (Grimm style) in which nasty priests prey and the sexual awakening of thirteen(!) year old Valerie blooms. A strange combination of menstruation and a pair of earrings allows the young protagonist to see the world as it really is. This is aContinue reading “Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)”

Edward Gorey (1925-2000)

I don’t remember not loving Edward Gorey, creator of such books as The Lost Lions; or, Having Opened the Wrong Envelope, The Iron Tonic; or, a Winter Afternoon in a Lonely Valley and of course, The Gashlycrumb Tinies. As well as creating his own books, Gorey also designed covers for Doubleday, illustrated calendars and designedContinue reading “Edward Gorey (1925-2000)”