When reality and fiction collide, there's no telling what horrors might ensue.
In the wake of her husband's haunted death, one woman must sift through the cryptic clues left behind in order to solve the mystery behind his suicide--all of which point back to the elusive author, Edgar ...more
You might want…moreDee, I'm sorry I didn't see this question sooner. I've checked this page so many times... my apologies for having missed it for so long.
You might want to familiarize yourself with "The Lighthouse," Poe's unfinished work. If you've never read "A Descent into the Maelström," "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether," "William Wilson," "A Dream Within a Dream," and "The Premature Burial," all might be worth reading before delving into FINDING POE. Thanks for asking!
If I might recommend some of my favorite Poe stories and poems, at the top of my list are "Annabel Lee," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Black Cat," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Raven." All well known, but all very good. Take care!(less)
A very well written story. Well done Lisa, truly haunting.
If you haven't read it yet, pick it up. It's a definite must read.
Reviewed for The Masquerade Crew:
Finding Poe is a quite a fascinating piece of work. The title page has a subtitle which reads A Tale of Inspiration and Horror; well, I can agree one hundred percent with the horror piece of that puzzle. I dare any of you to find a smidgen of inspiration anywhere ...LOL! Okay, if you happen to be a writer you might find some inspiration from Ms. Lane's writing style which I found to be exceptionally good.
What I loved: I have always been fascinated with E ...more
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Leigh M. Lane wrote this novel with talent. I am not familiar with Poe's work, but I found the writer's choice interesting. Leigh M. Lane takes the readers for a wild ride through twists and turns developed with rhythm and style.
The Lady Karina of Norland and her husband Brantley have come to live in the Burnswatch lighthouse just off the east US shore, in an attempt to escape a scandal. Soon, following Karina's train of thoughts, the reader starts ques ...more
Brilliant tale about Karina, a noble born woman, who's husband moves her away from everything she has ever known to live in an isolated lighthouse. While there, Karina starts seeing things and ...more
Lady Karina is filled with sadness as her husband Brantley not only takes her away from the life she knows and loves but takes her away to a place that takes away her sanity. Between the nightmares and the mental abuse she goes through you can not help but feel her pain.
If you want to send your mind into a whirlwind of horror, terror and fear this book is just what you need!!! I am ...more
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?"
This paragraph for Edgar Allan Poe's poem A Dream Within a Dream surmises for this engaging narrative.
I'm not really sure how much I can say in my review of Finding Poe by Leigh M Lane, without spoiling the book for those who haven’t read it yet. It is just one of those books where if you accidently say too much… there is no point for the other person to read it. So, with that being said, what CAN I say?
This story follows Karina a lady who, leaves her home country and social status, comes to the...more
When I finally finished I had to give myself a shake to reacclimatise myself to reality, I was so engrossed I forgot where I was!
I was quite surprised at the odd gore moment too.
Having never read Poe, other than A tell tale heart back in sch ...more
The book was a wild ride that reminded me a lot of Shutter Island with twists and turns that made me guess what reality is ...more
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