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Item - The Raging Tide : Or, the Black Doll's Imbroglio

Series: Miscellaneous Works by Edward Gorey
Contained In: Amphigorey Again (Collection)
Author: Gorey, Edward
Illustrator: Gorey, Edward
Date: October, 1987
Length: 30 pages
Number of Endings: 2
User Summary: In a surreal, thumb-filled world, Skrump, Naeelah, Figbash and Hooglyboo battle one another with innocuous household items. Several unrelated tangents intervene.
Demian's Thoughts: This doesn't make the slightest bit of sense, and that is why it is as entertaining as it is. Choices like "If you cannot condone these actions, turn to 30" or "If this makes you uncomfortable, turn to 3," combined with Edward Gorey's distinctive style and bizarre characters, make for a completely unique and amusing (but very short) gamebook experience. Definitely worth a look if you enjoy Gorey's work.

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