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The Pit and the Pendulum: (Edgar Allan Poe Masterpiece Collection)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommended

Highly Recommended and read it with great imagination to get the full affect.

I am a fan of Silent Hill format horror and having that style of imagery will enhance this story.

In my opinion I felt bad for the prisoner and yet not realizing the horrors he commited ...
Highly Recommended and read it with great imagination to get the full affect.

I am a fan of Silent Hill format horror and having that style of imagery will enhance this story.

In my opinion I felt bad for the prisoner and yet not realizing the horrors he commited made me wander if he was a murderer who deserve such torment.

I can't wait to read more Edgar Allan Poe.

posted by Horizon1970 on October 8, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Ugh

This was honestly not a very good story.i felt the comics took away from the emotion and detail of the story.

posted by Anonymous on December 28, 2011

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

    Superb writing, but cruel and unusual subject matter

    Despite the high quality of the writing itself, its content was quite dark. It was a frightening story, leaving the reader imagining what it would be like to be in that position. Its lifelike descriptions left one shuddering at the grossness of the story. Creepily, it showed the reader some more detail about the Inquisition. With this in mind, I would say that "The Pit and the Pendulum" was worth reading because of its superb writing, but need not be read often due to its cruel and unusual subject matter.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2001

    THE BONE-CHILLING STORY

    THIS SPINE-CHILLING STORY IS THE MOST SCARY BOOK I'V EVER READ AND ITS VERY CREATIVE BUT I WAS MOST FRIEGHTENED BY THIS BOOK. THE COVER THROWS YOU OFF THOUGH IT DOESNT LOOK AS SCARY BUT ONCE YOU READ YOU LEARN THAT YOU CANT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. AND EDGAR ALLEN POE IS AN OUTSTANDING AUTHOR.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2001

    The One Place Not To Visit

    Edgar Allan Poe has so many great books, and was definantly a gifted author. This book, though, was my favorite of them all. In enjoyed how the man wondered his cell, calculating each footstep, so as to find out what he was being held prisoner in. I also enjoyed the way the Pendulum was mysterious to both the character and the reader, at first. After he realized what it was he was frightened, and then it almost hypnotized him. This book has some great suspense, as well as amazing despcriptive naration.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

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    Ray Harryhausen and Edgar Allan Poe

    Couldn't really read this on my Nook, but just looking at the models by Ray Harryhausen makes it a must for his fans.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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