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My Thoughts This story was a pleasant surprise. I hadn't heard of it, but I very much enjoyed it. It started out serious and worrisome but ended in humor. The story deals with perception and the fact that seeing isn't always believing. Our… read more
My Thoughts This story was a little interesting but it failed to hold my attention on the whole. It deals with Poe's decorative idiosyncracies in a very detailed manner. He loves crimson and gold and fancies himself an interior designer. It was… read more
My Thoughts Eh, this story didn't grab my attention at all. I wasn't sure if the ending was supposed to be humorous, but I didn't like it. I'd like to be more articulate in my explanation but I just don't have the interest here. My Rating I rate… read more
My Thoughts Shadow--A Parable is an interesting short story with an extremely creepy ending. In a dark room lit by braziers there sat many men at a table. They all looked very uneasy and worried. Something was on their minds but what that was isn't… read more
My Thoughts Silence is a short story, or fable, about a man near the Zaire River (now the Congo River) in Africa. The descriptions of the environment, while gloomy, are extremely rich. The sounds are detailed as if you can hear them coming out of… read more
My Thoughts This story is another example of Edgar Allan Poe's strong curiosity, if not an obsession, with death and what occurs afterward. It focuses on two people, who are apparently in love, discussing their passing away from the mortal plane.… read more
My Thoughts This short story focuses on two entities that were once living discussing how the world ended. Charmion had died ten years before and Eiros died during the apocalypse. Eiros describes how the world ended in fire by the impact of a comet… read more
My Thoughts This story is made up of philosophical discourse between two entities focusing on religion and science. I believe that Edgar Allan Poe wrote these kinds of stories of a way of documenting his thoughts. The conversation seems to be… read more
My Thoughts If you enjoy reading about conjecture from over a hundred and fifty years ago then you might enjoy this story, but I didn't. The story focuses on a chess-playing device from the time aptly named "The Turk". It was quite the enigma as it… read more
My Thoughts This story, written by Edgar Allan Poe, focuses on a superb and supernal specimen of a human being named Brevet Brigadier General John A. B. C. Smith that the narrator must know more about, but each time he is about to get some answers,… read more