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The Doubtful Guest
The Doubtful Guest | Edward Gorey
10 posts | 13 read | 6 to read
An unexpected guest appears one night and perplexes the family with its strange habits
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deadrabbitsbooks
The Doubtful Guest | Edward Gorey
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Blaire
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I love this little Edward Gorey book. To me it captures the creepy wonderful in Halloween. 🎃 👻 🍭. Fun one to read as a family. #halloween #octoberxfiles

Leftcoastzen Gorey is always a delight! 1y
Cinfhen I love a good children‘s story xx and this photo is 🙌🏻👻 (edited) 1y
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Bookwomble
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Let's try this again! Forgetting what I think Gorey is trying to say unlocks what I feel. The Doubtful Guest feels like
Anxiety
Depression
Isolation
It's a guest, so do I invite those things into my life? Maybe, but it's doubtful. I can scream at it to leave, and it ignores me. I sleep, but it gives me no peace. It spoils the things I enjoy, drowns the things I love. Year after year, it shows no sign of going away. What kind of guest is this?

Bookwomble Hmmm, better. 4/5 🌟 I guess this is why I keep coming back to Gorey despite my reservations. He does reward the effort of getting below the surface. 2y
CoffeeNBooks I really like Edward Gorey. 2y
Bookwomble @CoffeeNBooks Given that I now have half-a-dozen of his books and a 2018 Gorey calendar, I obviously really like him, too 😃 However, I do struggle to penetrate what it is that draws me to him. Perseverance is repaid, though. 2y
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Bookwomble
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Mehso-so

What to make of this book? It took about one minute to read and had little to say for itself. As usual with Gorey, his illustrations are interesting, but what's the point? As usual with me, when I first read a Gorey, I don't get it - why do I keep buying his books? If past experience is anything to go by, I'll return to this book and it'll start to find its place, and I with it. For now, a doubtful 3/5🌟, which will likely improve with age.

Bookwomble A doubtful guest, indeed. 2y
Aimeesue I adore Gorey ("A is for Amy, who fell down the stairs,") but I'm not sure there's always a point to his work, especially his smaller books. (edited) 2y
Bookwomble @Aimeesue In know there's no point, I get it that, at least, and it frustrates me that despite not knowing why I buy his books, I continue to do so! There's something about his stuff that really strikes a chord with me, I just can't always make out what the note is 😠😄 2y
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Bookwomble @Aimeesue I think I need another run at it... update soon 😁 2y
Aimeesue @Bookwomble IMO, Gorey was much better as an illustrator than author-and. AlphaGorey will always be one of my faves, though. And what is that animal? It looks penguin-ish, but no white belly? 2y
Bookwomble @Aimeesue It's the Sneaking Penguin-Crow of Self- Doubt and Anxiety! 2y
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hgrimes
The Doubtful Guest | Edward Gorey
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This is inevitably what happens when you‘re reading about Edward Gorey and you‘re using a plastic tub of wool as a foot rest.

TommieMarie74 He‘s so cute!!! ❤️ 2y
VanChocStrawberry Awesome! Needlefelting is so cool. 2y
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AmyG That‘s awesome! 2y
DivineDiana Perfect! 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Wow, so cool!! 2y
Moray_Reads That's amazing! 2y
Aimeesue That is officially the best thing I've seen this week. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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LeslieO
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IamIamIam LOVE!!! We bought The Gashly Crumb Tinies on a visit to the Edward Gorey Museum in Cape Cod last year! The kids loved the GCT scavenger hunt around the house but you need weird and morbid kids to not think it's totally strange. 😂 3y
LeslieO @lamlamlam that sounds amazing! 3y
HippieChickHomeschool My kids have me read The Gashly Crumb Tinies over and over and over... 3y
LeslieO @HippieChickHomeschool Neville is my favorite 3y
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DragonSadhana
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At the Edward Gorey house on Cape Cod. It's hilarious.

#gorey #gashlycrumbtinies

mcipher Why have I never heard of this place?? Furiously googling now. My sister is in the cape this weekend and I'm feeling like a trip is in order for me, too! 3y
DragonSadhana @mcipher It's worth the trip! Small but magical and ghastly. I've been coming to Cape Cod for years (have family out here), and finally took myself to go see it. Can't believe I waited all this time! 3y
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DeborahSmall
The Doubtful Guest | Edward Gorey
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#17booklove #picturebooklove. I loved Edward Gore ❤️📚

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ApoptyGina69
The Doubtful Guest | Edward Gorey
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I have SO MANY bookmarks! And collect more all the time. These are a few favorites, including the corner slip-overs that I bought in Florence, Italy. #bookmarks #booktober

ValkyrieAndHerBooks I love the corner slip-overs! 3y
LeahBergen The corner ones! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
LauraBrook Before I read your description, I looked at those corner ones and thought they were Florentine! I bought so much paper when I was there. 😍📝 3y
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RebeccaRomney
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"At times it would tear out whole chapters from books. / Or put roomfuls of pictures askew on their hooks."