The Iron Tonic: Or, A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley

The Iron Tonic: Or, A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley

It's difficult to say what The Iron Tonic is about, although it is "known the skating pond conceals a family of enormous eels," and that "the light is fading from the day. The rest is darkness and dismay." Finally, though, The Iron Tonic could be see...

Title:The Iron Tonic: Or, A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780151004379
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    The Iron Tonic: Or, A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley Reviews

  • David Schaafsma

    A gloomy little book for the holiday, with eels, infant death, and obscure objects falling. Who knows what the point of it is, though it looks like a 19th century novel, illustrated, but oh, without t...

  • Calista

    This melon collic story is about an old home where all the people are old or unwell. It goes on painting all the dreary and hopeless things around these people. Ponds full of eels beneath ice and peop...

  • Dov Zeller

    This is such a slip of a book, and with such a long and strange title (that almost exceeds the word count of the rest of the pages.) "Iron Tonic or A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley."Iron Tonic isn'...

  • Eddie Watkins

    Like certain old 70 minute horror flicks and noirs Gorey's illustrated enigmas give you that quick fix of atmosphere and sentiment when you don't have the time or desire to invest in something longer ...

  • Roger

    If you've ever been exposed to the work of Edward Gorey, you know how off-kilter he can be. The Iron Tonic is a little slip of a book, illustrated in Gorey's typical disquieting manner. Great fun!...

  • W.B.

    I think I am not constitutionally capable of giving anything Edward Gorey less than five stars, even when it's a five minute read like this poem on the "joys" of aging. Grim, grimmer and grimaced. The...

  • Tara Schaafsma

    Odd....

  • John Whipple

    "It's known the skating pond conceals a family of enormous eels." The clouds above the grey hotel have no silver linings, and its guests are in dire need of a strong tonic. This brief book evokes a...

  • Sally

    "The rest is darkness and dismay", October 22, 2014This review is from: The Iron Tonic: Or, A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley (Hardcover)A strange, gloomy tale, with full-page illustrations, each e...

  • LINDA

    Deliciously dismal, this book is an odd size with equally odd text and illustrations that have so much detail it blows my mind!The best parts of the text: 'The way the others wish to go Has been obscu...