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review 2020-02-02 13:28
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

This was my first time reading Edgar Allan Poe, I know it is a shame. I'd been planning to read some of his works for a while though, ever after I read Ray Bradbury's story Usher II in the collection The Illustrated Man. Luckily, this short collection contained two of the stories that were very important in Usher II.

This is dark fiction as dark fiction is supposed to be. In The Tell-Tale Heart the narrator is desperately trying to prove how he is completely sane, which will only result of course in proving his insanity. Really nice stories, I want to read more.

~Little Black Classics #31~

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text 2019-08-12 14:00
Pre-Party Prompts - Day 12 The Classics (Recommendations)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Graphic Novel) - Bo Hampton,Tracey Hampton,Washington Irving
The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings - Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe
Doctor Jekyll and Mr.Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley,Maurice Hindle
Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Tales - Bram Stoker,Kate Hebblethwaite
Tales of Mystery & the Macabre (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) - Elizabeth Gaskell

 

The last of my pre-written posts. 

 

I prefer classic horror because it deals with ghost stories being told at a holiday party or other ways to distance the story from the reader enough so I can enjoy the story without putting myself into nightmare situations.

 

Some favorites include The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Fall of the House of Usher. I read two Great Illustration of the Classics versions of classic horrors that work with my brain (Frankenstein and Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). Last year's pick, The Turn of the Screw, was much too wordy for me to enjoy the story. I have tried to read Dracula in the past, but I made it all of 25 pages and noped out of it.This year I am reading Tales of Mystery & the Macabre by Elizabeth Gaskell.

 

 

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text 2019-08-07 21:46
Pre-Party Prompts - Day 7 Favorite Halloween Bingo Authors
Connections in Death - J.D. Robb
Under Currents - Nora Roberts
A Deadly Brew (A Tourist Trap Mystery) - Lynn Cahoon
A Very Mummy Holiday (Tourist Trap Mysteries #11) - Lynn Cahoon
Mr. Churchill's Secretary - Susan Elia MacNeal
The Undoing (Call Of Crows) - Shelly Laurenston
The Mane Event - Shelly Laurenston
The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings - Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales - Edgar Allan Poe,Stephen Marlowe
The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle

 

JD Robb/Nora Roberts 

Lynn Cahoon

Susan Elia MacNeal

Shelly Laurenston

Edgar Allen Poe

Victor LaValle

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review 2017-01-02 00:00
Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart: A BabyLit® Book: Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" (BabyLit First Steps Books)
Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart: A BabyL... Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart: A BabyLit® Book: Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" (BabyLit First Steps Books) - Jennifer Adams,Ron Stucki What's the point of being "inspired by" and named for anything if it is this dull and doesn't take advantage of the myriad allusion joke opportunities? It's making me so angry I want to stab it and bury it under the floorboards (ok, so not EVERY opportunity was missed. Fine. I'll begrudge another star).
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text 2016-10-07 18:18
Review: The Fall of Usher and The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (Canterbury Classics) - Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe
The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

Fills in Classic Horror square

 

I picked up the flack and gold book (first book pictured) from the library. Man, what a beautiful book; even the built in ribbon book mark is quality. Highly recommend for your physical keeper shelf or to give as a present.

 

I chose two stories to read to fill the square. I vaguely remember reading The Tell Tale Heart in middle or high school which was a long time ago. This was my favorite of the two stories, as I felt the plot was tighter and brought out more of the immediate madness of the narrator. The creep factor was realistic and came from a direct source, which I prefer. 3 stars. 

 

The Fall of Usher started out very gothic and set up a great picture of the house through beautifully creepy imagery, but I felt the story lagged after meeting Roderick Usher. I really didn't need a play by play of their bonding time over the week. The story picked up again at the end and that ending was great. 2.5 stars. 

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