Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Twelve Terrors of Christmas by John Updike and Edward Gorey

This teeny little book consists of dark and dryly humorous spins on twelve aspects of Christmas, from Santa, the man ("Something scary and off-key about him, like one of those Stephen King clowns...") to the fear of not giving enough ("Leads to dizziness in shopping malls, foot fractures on speeded-up escalators...").

Okay, so it's not the funniest thing I've ever read, but it is illustrated by Edward Gorey, which is all that really matters in this case.

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