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by Edgar Allan Poe, Ann A. Redpath, Etienne Delessert
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 2 years ago
What a disturbing. creepy and dark story with an awful and insane human being as a narrator. I liked the writing and build up of this story, but I cannot approve of the cruelty against the poor cat. And I sincerely hope that cats will haunt the narrator in his afterlife.
WhiskeyintheJar Romance
WhiskeyintheJar Romance rated it 2 years ago
Pluto---this was the cat's name---was my favorite pet and playmate. With this in my collection, I felt obligated to read it for Bingo :) This short story is a doozie for animal lovers, especially cat ones. Our leader through this madness states he has an "illness". As you read along, i...
Kell's Reading Realm
Kell's Reading Realm rated it 2 years ago
I know this was the obvious choice for the Black cat square of the bingo card but I had never read it before. Come to think of it, I am not sure I ever read Edgar Allen Poe (*gasp*). Well let me tell you, as an animal lover I read this with my mouth hanging open. It is shocking and heartbreaking and...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 2 years ago
I will say this for Mr. Poe, he knows how to piss me off! The story was absolutely vile & despicable & I never want to read anything like it again! The only redeeming part was the ending & for that alone and that only I give it 2 stars especially considering I found an inconsistency... [spoiler] In ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 3 years ago
mn-2015, halloween-2015, re-visit-2015, paper-read, shortstory-shortstories-novellas Read on October 11, 2015 Listen HereOpening: FOR THE MOST WILD YET most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief.
hadytangible
hadytangible rated it 5 years ago
OH LOVELY!
Beamis12
Beamis12 rated it 5 years ago
A short story that is very representative of the darkness of Poe's writing. Drink turns a once loving and compassionate man into a monster. A story of cruelty and revenge with wonderfully descriptive writing and some very startling moments. I have not read Poe in a while but he writes some wonderful...
beata
beata rated it 5 years ago
Dear school,Why are you forcing me to read books like this? I hate you.Sincerely,Your student
The Girl who Reads
The Girl who Reads rated it 6 years ago
Review to follow!
AmySea
AmySea rated it 6 years ago
I've had cats, I've had black cats. I love black cats the best. The way that the people and animals in this story were abused and murdered made me extremely uncomfortable. Yes, the violence was awful, and it probably does offend today's sensibilities. However, I was also uncomfortable because th...
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