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Diana S. Long
5.0 out of 5 starsa perfect Alfred Hitchcock ending
Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2016
In volume 3 of the collected works of Poe we find his novel The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym, Ligeia, Morella, A Tale of the Ragged Mountains, The Spectacles, King Pest and Three Sundays in a Week. In the first work the subject matter was for me quite disturbing and the novel ends abruptly. I had to research the book on the internet to find if I was missing the last of it and no, it was meant to be that way, a perfect Alfred Hitchcock ending. I still found the read entertaining and enjoyed it. As with most of Poe's work in general, the focus on the majority of additional stories are the macabre except for The Spectacles (which I found rather amusing and had a moral to the story, vanity) and Three Sundays in a Week.
Who doesn't love Poe! I don't like to write too much in book reviews because I feel that in order to adequately write a review, I would have to give away information that would be key to plot. I don't like to be the person to give away spoilers. Therefore my book reviews are always very short and only say a few things in order to tell you, book reviews are much to subjective and I never read a book review before I read a book. I read a book based on what the book is about which I don't read a review to get. If you want more information, buy the book and read it. :)
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2018
I quite enjoyed several of the pieces in this volume, though on occasion the individual works might better be presented in a different sequencing; certain works that are too similar appear in succession from time to time.