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A Collection of Stories

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  4 reviews

His life was a nightmare as gruesome as any of his stories. And his stories are dark masterpieces of gut-wrenching horror….

Have you ever thought about being buried alive, trapped beneath the ground, covered with wet dirt, clawing your coffin, screaming? He did. Have you ever thought about being tortured, tied, in the dark, with rats and agony on all sides,
Mass Market Paperback, Tor Classics, 236 pages
Published April 15th 1992 by TOR (first published 1988)
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Zach Vowles
It is a difficult book to rate, because the stories are quite odd. Some seem, to me, to be completely off the mark of good writing, and often the stories have a big lead up to a disappointing conclusion. Some stories are so short that they seem almost pointless. There were a few, however, that I found quite enjoyable (despite the aforementioned problem with the stories' endings). Another redeeming characteristic of this book is the engaging language (although even this falls short at times).
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I loved the stories and some of them I read in school. I had a hard time with the language and had to stop to re read it in sections. In fact to take a break from thinking I read another book and then went back to Poe's writings. I did find them quite a marvel of his time. I can imagine how people of his time saw those writings as bewitching and scary. And mostly likely called him crazy for writing them.

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This collection of stories is hit and miss, but there are moments of brilliant spine tingling macabre atmosphere. Poe was mad as a snake which is what gives these their edge
Tazar Oo
i can't say yet.
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The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundr ...more
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