- Title: 26 Absurdities of Tragic Proportions: Unusual and Enjoyable Tales
- Author: Matthew C. Woodruff
- Genre: Dark Humor, Short Stories
- Length: 131 pages
- Publication Date: June 17, 2018
26 Absurdities of Tragic Proportions – Synopsis
RANKED #3 in HOT NEW RELEASES (Dark Humor) on AMAZON in its Second Week! Great American cartoonist Edward Gorey illustrated the unusual and absurd fates of 26 children in his famous ‘Gashlycrumb Tinies’ alphabet book. ’26 Absurdities of Tragic Proportions’ captures the essence of Gorey’s dark humor and satire with one tale for each child depicted. These tales are all about human behavior, characteristics, chance and choice, and life and death. From Mystery to SciFi, from Drama to Fairy Tale and from Adventure to Gothic, this book has something for everyone. This is an entertaining and humorously ‘dark’ collection of short tales.These 26 tales tell of the misadventures of the children in Gorey’s famous illustrations. You will laugh, hope, weep and fall in love with these children. Imminently enjoyable! The imagery presented will stay with the reader long past the time the book is finally set down.
About the Author
Matthew was born and raised in Upstate NY surrounded by books. Now on staff at the University of Florida, his love of books has never waned. An award-winning writer and editor, his works have been described as ‘Genius’ and ‘Spectacular’. Matthew is thrilled to share his Dark Humor/Dark Fiction books with you.