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Posted November 25, 2008
The Alcoholic Mastermind.
This book showcases Mr. Poe¿s best works as a writer. This man went crazy but all of his books were thrilling tales about how one escapes death or a man kills another in one way that would make people think. The stories I read from this book were all good and they take a first person perspective, which gives true strength to his short stories. He always has this way to make people believe that the person will get out ok, but some how he always makes you wanting more. This book is a perfect book for when there is a blackout, or you just want to sit around the fire with the family and tell a scary story! His outlook in life will get you to thinking differently about the people around and take on a different role. But all and all this book is a must to any hardcore Edgar Allan Poe lover. His sick twisted mind wants you to keep reading and finding out what happens to the main character over and over again. Please take my advice and Check this book out!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 10, 2000
'Lo! 'Tis a gala night within the lonesome latter years! An angel throng, be winged, / bedight in veils, and drowned in tears, / sit in a theatre, to see A play of hopes and fears, / while the orchestra breathes fitfully, The music of spheres.' Like these verses in Poe's story 'Ligeia', the rest of the book amazes and enthralls readers with just as much poetic excellence. Poe's verse and his ability to completely immerse readers in the setting of his stories are great attention-grabbers. The stories, though simple in type and moral, are exquisitely written and fun to read. <P> 'The Pit and Pendulum,' for example, is a tale based on the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition. The theme has been debated since its publication; this reader's interpretation is that it is an extended metaphor. The character is blindly groping around his cell, the same way we go through life, not knowing if the next step will lead us off a ledge. And, that we don't always know what will happen, but that if we take it slowly and carefully, we may just survive this madness.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 5, 2010
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