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text 2017-07-24 00:57
Reading progress update: I've read 442 out of 1020 pages.
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete tales and poems - Edgar Allan Poe

A Descent into the Maelstrom

My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars


A hiker and his guide climb to the top of Norwegian mountain to see the Moskoe-strom then the guide relates his escape from the whirlpool that killed his two brothers.  Overall this is good story that meanders here and there pulling down the rating.


The Colloquy of Monos and Una

My rating: 1 out of 5 stars


A dialogue between a married couple in the afterlife.  This is the second dialogue of this kind that Poe has written, but the first was why better even though this one is more romantic.


Never Bet the Devil Your Head

My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars


This is a “straightforward” moral tale that is also a little humorous even though the set up was obvious from the beginning.  Could have been better if there wasn’t a introduction about the author not writing tales with a moral.



My rating: 0.5/5


Another first cousins growing up and marrying story with the young woman dying young, it was pretty obvious were this story was going from the beginning so this was quickly read.


Three Sundays in a Week

My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars


This was a humorous little story in which a great-uncle can’t just willing do something even though he’s inclined to do so.  Unable to get his consent to their marriage until there were “three Sundays in a week”; the two don’t know what to do until two sailor friends arrive back in the country after traveling around the world in opposite directions.


The Oval Portrait

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars


A young nobleman and his valet break into a cottage after he is injured during a hunt, the cottage has many portraits along with a little guide book for them.  He comes across an oval portrait that feels like it’s alive and then reads the description, which gives credence to his unease that it’s alive.


The Masque of the Red Death

My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars


While this is a well written story, whether you’ve been spoiled or not before reading it, there is only one obvious outcome and frankly that takes away from the stories overall impact.

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text 2017-07-21 22:46
Reading progress update: I've read 398 out of 1020 pages.
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete tales and poems - Edgar Allan Poe

The Man of the Crowd

My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars


While watching the crowds walk along London’s busiest street, the observer sees an old man that attracts his attention then follows him through the night and far into the next day before finally stopping.  A nice piece that in the long run means nothing, but at least it was too the point of just following someone.


The Island of the Fay

My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars


An enthusiast describes the wonder of nature and then while enjoying a glade that has a view of an islet, he imagines seeing one of the last of the fay paddle on a boat around it.  Another nice little piece with great descriptions that is almost completely different from anything Poe had written before.


The Murders in the Rue Morgue

My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars


The first Auguste Dupin detective story even before the word detective was created.  Written as a study of deduction by an anonymous narrator who’s Dupin’s friend, he describes how Dupin deciphered his train of thought to the narrator’s amazement.  A few days later, the Paris papers are filled with the ghastly details of a double murder in which none of the witness differ in their accounts.  After a friend of Dupin’s is arrested, he uses his connections to study the crime scene and using his deductive skill figures out what happened and getting his friend released.  So far this is THE best story so far the complete collection and the only reason it wasn’t a perfect five was the introductory essay which while giving background to the narrator’s thought process, just wastes the reader’s time.

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text 2017-07-21 00:39
Reading progress update: I've read 356 out of 1020 pages.
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete tales and poems - Edgar Allan Poe

William Wilson

My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars


A man recounts his life-long rivalry with person with the same name as him, the titular William Wilson, through various schools and across Europe until one day he confronts him, only to realize as he’s dying that it was always him.  A 19th-century story on schizophrenia, which was obvious after William introduced the other William but was still very well written nonetheless.


The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion

My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars


Charmion asks Eiros how he died, Eiros describes a comet impact that killed everyone on Earth because the chemical makeup of the air was changed.  Interesting afterlife story version of an apocalypse, science is completely wrong but given when it was written pretty well.


Some Account of Stonehenge, the Giant’s Dance

My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars


A short article speculating on Stonehenge.


Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling

My rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars


Written like the worst type of stereotypical Irishman, I could slowly read but decided I didn’t want to know about the Frenchman.


Instinct vs Reason—A Black Cat

My rating: 1 out of 5 stars


I have no idea what the purpose of the piece was really.


The Business Man

My rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars


A man describes his various business ventures that are basically illegal or corrupt and is proud of it.


The Philosophy of Furniture

My rating: 2 out of 5 stars


An interesting article on different cultures’ interior décor that then goes off the rails in the last quarter.

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text 2017-07-19 19:55
Reading progress update: I've read 30%.
Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 2: The Gathering Storm (Star Wars (Marvel)) - Charles Soule,Phil Noto

Oh, so much better than the first volume! If still... Sighs. Star Wars has a problem, and it sort of always has, but I've never noticed it the way I have with recent books and other media. And that's the fascination with the "true believer" Imperial. And I'm just not interested in how cool a fucking fascist they are. There's a difference between a good villain, and one I'm supposed to drool over. But the story's moving better, and I like Threepio's involvement, even if he seems a bit out of character.

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text 2017-07-19 11:50
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