What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings
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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > Book starts off in third person, talking about how a man is really nervous because he keeps hearing things and imagining things [s]

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message 1: by Diana (last edited Sep 17, 2012 02:42PM) (new)

Diana | 9 comments All I remember is that a guy is at his house, he's really nervous. He hears things around his house. I think he killed somebody and is now imagining the ghost of the person or something. The book goes on to describe in detail his increasing heart rate. I think the narrator is Death. This is just one of the people Death 'visits.'It's not "The Book Thief." The title sounded like "Tall Tales" or something like that.


Kate Farrell | 4069 comments Mod
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe is a short story that sounds a lot like the story you described. The narrator isn't death, though; it's the nervous guy. This is usually collected with other Poe stories, with eerie themes.


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40644 comments Mod
Sounds a little bit like The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft.

Plot summary with spoilers here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whispere...


message 4: by Diana (new)

Diana | 9 comments Yes, that's it! Thank you Kate!


Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6967 comments Mod
So is this definately solved Diana? If so, do you want me to move this down to solved?


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