The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy is the shortest book I have read. It is a collection of short stories and poems. Written an illustrated by Tim Burton, the book is darkly funny and contains a kid that is also an oyster and a woman with a pin cushion for a heart.

The book is easy to get through in minutes yet is also a book that will be picked up time and time again. As is anything else that comes from the genius mind of Tim Burton, the Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy is just simply amazing. See Nightmare Before Christmas for proof.