The main thing I’m taking away from this trio of books (see here for the other) is that Edward Gorey thought a lot about the alphabet. There are so many variations of alphabet lists in these books. He’s also morbid. Which I already knew, but got extra confirmation reading these.
I appreciate that these were collected together because they’re probably harder to get otherwise, but I can see where some of these would have worked better as stand alone vignettes. To a degree, his work should be digested in small pieces.