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Posted April 6, 2012
Though the artwork was the big draw for me, I'm not sure ho
Though the artwork was the big draw for me, I'm not sure how the tall Cat-in-the-Hat-type chapeau fits in with Poe and/or steampunk. And "The Spectacles" and "The Balloon Hoax" seem to have been selected merely for their steampunk possibilities, as I consider them poor Poe.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I was also disappointed in the illustrations for "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" because four of the five were virtually identical (people seated around a dining table; surely two would have been sufficient).
And I was surprised at "Murders in the Rue Morgue," which In hadn't re-read in years, and seemed deserving of Holmes' derisive comments in "A Study in Scarlet." I'd have preferred "The Purloined Letter," particularly as "Murders" didn't particularly lend itself to steampunk imagery.
But I was pleased with the prose and illustrations for "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher" and all the poems. The book also looks and feels good; it has a nice heft and size. So while I found it a mixed bag, I'm glad I bought it, and am looking forward to future "Steampunk" books from Zdenko Basic and Manuel Sumberac.
Posted February 26, 2012