Weekly Reads – Weeks 20 – 23

Hi guys! So after so long, I had time yesterday to read before semester started! I needed to just sit and relax and read something after the exam. So I sat down and re-visited Poe because why not. I will start reading more from now on since I have the time so hopefully these posts will go back to being weekly instead of being a fortnightly or, in this case, a monthly post.

 

the penguin complete tales and poems of edgar allan poe coverThe Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe (re-read)

Probably one of my favourites by Poe. I love the complexity and simplicity of the tale and its exploration of relationships and the mind. I’ve read it so many times now but I can never get bored of it!

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe (re-read)

The heart is telling in many ways! One of the things I like about this story is that it’s from the perspective of the murderer and the reader gets an insight into his unstable mind and what goes through it. It made it quite a fascinating read for me.

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe (re-read)

This is another one of my favourites. For me, this tale felt more like a long prosaic poem because of the language and the atmosphere it created. Still, it’s a fascinating read that gives way too many interpretations.

The Dupin Tales (The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt and The Purloined Letter) by Edgar Allan Poe (re-read)

Any fan of Sherlock Holmes would enjoy these tales. They’re all really fascinating and the inspiration behind Sherlock Holmes can really be felt in Dupin’s character. Plus, the three tales are just super fun to read and it’s fun playing along trying to figure out the mysteries before Dupin.

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4 comments

  1. I love most of these (especially Usher!), but found myself disappointed by “Murders in the Rue Morgue.” I find it quite dull, and the final reveal was pretty disappointing. I did like “The Purloined Letter” though. My favourite Poe story may or may not be “Ligeia”!

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    • Usher is amazing!! Ahh I get what you mean. Whilst I really like the Dupin tales, my favourite is the Purloined Letter as a stand alone. Ligeia is amazing!! 😮 I really like that one as well though I’d say my favourite is The Tell-Tale Heart. :’)

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