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Edgar Allan Poe: An Adult Coloring Book

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Enter the macabre, mysterious realm of Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling tales by coloring Odessa Begay’s haunting illustrations.

Leave the modern world and its demands behind while adding your creative touch to settings, motifs, and details inspired by The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, The Oblong Box, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, and mo
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Lark Crafts
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Barbara Barnett
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: coloring-books
The coloring craze continues, and what better a time to launch a coloring book featuring the words of Edgar Allan Poe than just before Halloween? Clever, huh? Edgar Allan Poe: An Adult Coloring Book by Odessa Begay is a perfect companion for those rainy, dank, chilly autumn evenings when the leaves rustle and the raven crows its melancholy song. Sorry. Got carried away there.

I love Edgar Allan Poe. I think I’ve read his entire works: poems stories. I think Poe imbued me with an early love of an
Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, 3-stars
This Edgar Allan Poe coloring book is sure to appeal to a broad range of people, whether you're deeply immersed in the rhythms and minutiae of Poe's work or you're experiencing his macabre obsessions for the first time. On each two-page spread, artist Odessa Begay pairs a few lines from one of Poe's many stories and poems with eerie black-and-white drawings; some of them are abstract, focusing on swirls of smoke or fog, and some are closer to actual illustrations. The overall effect is moody and ...more
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Giveaway on the blog open to US/CAN only until 10/20/16. US/CAN only. Publisher sponsored.

I have to admit, I've not been a huge fan of the adult coloring books. I don't hate them, but have not really been inspired to color them. I'd rather make my own pictures to color. However, I'm a huge fan of illustrations so it wouldn't be unusual to find me looking through one of these kinds of books.

Halloween approaches and I don't think it is just for the kiddies anymore (or was it ever "just"?). To me,
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
Any fan of Poe will be delighted when they grab their coloring tools and dive into the illustrated mind and works of one of the greats. I like that there are quotes worked into the drawings, it adds a really neat element. I feel that these pages would be best colored with colored pencils. I always make copies of the pictures and color those, but if you color in the book the book with markers, they may bleed through. There are a lot of small details and some of them so into the binding of the boo ...more
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Edgar Allan Poe, an Adult Coloring Book
By Odessa Begay
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele


Dive into the macabre, mysterious world of Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling tales with popular coloring book artist Odessa Begay (Little Birds). Inspired by Poe’s beloved stories, Begay has created images that reference settings, motifs, and details that fans will recognize. (Goodreads)


As a fan of Edgar Allan
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
This is the perfect novelty item for fans of Poe.

A sturdy book with images printed on both sides of the pages, colored pencils and gel markers are great for the the fine line drawings. Fine tip Sharpies bled through the page a little bit, and felt tip markers and regular Sharpies definitely bled through. There are some larger areas where crayons would work fine, too.

Fifteen of Poe's works are represented here with quotes from the writings to accompany the drawings. Some drawings are rather sur
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Personal Rating: 4.5

Review written for and published by Portland Book Review on October 20th:

As children, most of us enjoyed coloring. It was a break from schoolwork, a way to de-stress, and a way to give physical presence to understanding our feelings. As we grew up, many of us grew out of coloring. However, this was often due to less time and the various pressures of life rather than a complete lack of interest. Sometimes it was because we felt badly about our talents when compared to our more
Lea - Coloring Queen
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well presented book with a nice balance of images that represent Poe's work.The full review is posted on Coloring Queen ...more
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