This was a surprise. As I put Chatter back on my bookshelf, I noted the spine of this book, and I did not recognize it at all. I have no idea how we came to own it, but I've now read it, and call it #27 on my list for 2005.
Amphigorey is a collection of 15 short books by Edward Gorey. All were originally published between 1953 and 1965.
As with all things Gorey, they are macabre. His prose is as dark and twisted as his drawings.
Worth the read. Disturbing, but very much worth reading.