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The Epiplectic Bicycle

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Lovely !

    I enjoyed this. You must read it out loud to hear the beauty.

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  • Posted May 28, 2011

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    Whimsical and entertaining Gorey!

    This is a real Gorey tale with his excellent drawings and terse text. The tale tells the story of brother and sister who encounter a bicycle and go for a ride. (I won't spoil the book by giving details.) Typical of Gorey's style the book presents many red herrings and other conundrums and solves none of them, giving much to ponder and enjoy. A book to be read and shared again and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2001

    A Fantastical, Witty, and Wry Masterpiece

    The Epiplectic Bicycle a rare gem of a book that can appeal to so many audiences on so many different levels. It captures the true essence of spontonaity and integrates a sarcastic self-aware sense of wit that is virtually unequalled. In addition, throughout the piece Gorey maintains a shadowy overtone through stunning and subtle use of illustration as he takes the reader along the dark and fantastical ride through the subconcious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2000

    Offbeat humor with a dark twist

    Mr. Edward Gorey has one of the oddest styles I have I ever seen... but in that it is also the most original. The Epiplectic Bicycle combines surealism with quick wit and an unusual journey into nowhere. Just to hear the title I broke out laughing in the dead silence of my local Barnes&Noble. Truly an unmatched oddity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2000

    My first Edward Gorey

    It's silly, eclectic, fanciful and wonderful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2000

    Edward Gorey Fans Will Love It

    Edward Gorey fans will truly adore this book- it has a hint of humor, and the illustrations are excellent!

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    Posted June 8, 2009

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