➭ The Curious Sofa Leggi ➵ Autore Edward Gorey – Vehikool.co.uk
Gorey S Naughty, Hilarious Travesty Of Lust, Now Reissued In A Special Gift Edition A Master Of The Genre Of Graphic Storytelling And A Brilliant Draftsman New York Times Book Review As sofas go , ive seen curiouser , still , its a pretty funny story a lot of naughty shenanigans going on in it though I think Itll take 5 minutes to read so dont expect it to fill the time on a plane trip. Alice sitting on a Park Bench eating grapes is approached by an extremely well endowed male So starts this Edmund Gorey tale, by any other anagram name Through several discreetly placed obstructions the book keeps its pleasures innocent and lust as far away as the local convent If you are looking to make a name for yourself with the local tea party by banning a titillatingly humourous book go ahead with Lady Chatterly but you might be disappointed with Ogdred Weary s new book. In a typically odd work by Edward Gorey, the protagonist, Alice, gets her eyes opened to many new experiences by companions of various sorts including Colonel Gilbert and his wife Louise, both of whom have wooden legs, and Donald, a sheepdog All these new activities are strangely suggestive, but not what most people would actually call pornographic after all, the book is only illustrated with Gorey s discreet little drawings.The sofa itself is contained in a room lined in polar bear fur, is upholstered in scarlet velvet, and has nine legs and seven arms when the machinery starts within it Alice shudders and the book concludes in a delightfully ambiguous manner, in what may well be one of the strangest endings of any of Gorey s books.I like Gorey, and this is a good little book, but is not actually one of my favorites, as I think there are others whimsical, and a few are even stranger For Gorey lovers this is a great little book, but understand that it is quite small, which makes it a questionable value, particularly in light of the excellent compilations available. Gorey is one of those genuinely out of the box storytellers I have been a fan of his drawings since childhood PBS Mystery , and was delighted to find this little and it is very small book I will reiterate others remarks that if one is looking for a traditional story or actual porn then one might be left wanting I myself have read it through several times delighting in Gorey s characters and their debauched lifestyle and the creative demon in me delights in filling in the details of the story that are left un seen Just don t expect a simple, all is explained clearly story this is the genius of Gorey that what is NOT explained is grotesque Overall, this book is as advertised and I gave it four stars Very good.