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The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe
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Nov 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: classics
Read in April, 1998

I first read The Gold Bug several years ago, when I was only about ten years old, maybe even younger. I remember making -- or more accurately, trying to make -- my own treasure map and riddle after I finished it. At that time, I didn't know who Edgar Allan Poe was, but I decided after reading this story that he is a brilliant writer. I can see now that The Tell-Tale Heart is better written, words- and tone-wise, but The Gold Bug was what made me like Poe as a writer. No doubt, The Gold Bug strengthened my interest in riddles, and started my interest in ciphers.
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