My Thoughts The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is a very interesting tale of a young man that discovers the eldritch past of a long forgotten ancestor. Filled with the vivid descriptions common in H.P. Lovecraft's works, this story harshly describes… read more
My Thoughts The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket was the only novel written by Edgar Allan Poe. The story primarily focuses on Mr. Pym's adventure on a whaling vessel that goes horribly awry at many different turns. Mr. Pym's abhorrent… read more
My Thoughts It saddens me that I had this novel in my library for two years before I even opened it. I'm in awe of how masterfully written this story was and to learn that Matthew Lewis was only 20 years old upon writing it... simply astonishing.… read more
My Thoughts This tale focuses on a Frenchman who happens to be a great chef and a great philosopher. One day he is visited by the devil who seems to want to make a deal. He states he had made many deals with many people throughout history. The… read more
My Thoughts This is an interesting story that focuses on a mummy that is revived by a group of scientists and questioned. The interesting part is that they try showing off all of the modern devices of the 19th century only to be countered by the… read more
My Thoughts Sorry Edgar, but this story was terrible. The main characters are basically illiterate and the entire story is written in the words of the protagonist making it a pain to get through. There is a lot of confusion due to the two rivals… read more
My Thoughts This story didn't grab me. It focuses on going back in time and viewing the city of Daphne. Nothing very memorable happens and towards the end some animals escape and start killing the citizens. My Rating I rate this story a 1 out of 5.… read more
My Thoughts Never Bet the Devil Your Head is a lesson on using figurative expressions, almost along the lines of another Poe story called Loss of Breath. The narrator describes an acquaintance by the name of Toby Dammit that makes a habit of using… read more
My Thoughts I really liked this story. This is one of Poe's tales of revenge, along with other stories like The Cask of Amontillado. The main character is a dwarf named Hop-Frog who provides entertainment to the King as the official court "fool". He… read more
My Thoughts Thou Art the Man made for a very entertaining and profound read. It is a little bit in the realm of Poe's tales of ratiocination but rather than unraveling a mystery throughout the story, the mystery is already solved and you just enjoy… read more