Book Review: Poe: Stories and Poems

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Gareth Hinds • Goodreads

In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe s best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe’s dark genius into graphic-novel format.
It is true that I am nervous. But why will you say that I am mad?
In “The Cask of Amontillado,” a man exacts revenge on a disloyal friend at carnival, luring him into catacombs below the city. In “The Masque of the Red Death,” a prince shielding himself from plague hosts a doomed party inside his abbey stronghold. A prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, faced with a swinging blade and swarming rats, can t see his tormentors in “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and in “The Tell-Tale Heart,” a milky eye and a deafening heartbeat reveal the effects of conscience and creeping madness. Alongside these tales are visual interpretations of three poems “The Raven,” “The Bells,” and Poe s poignant elegy to lost love, “Annabel Lee.” The seven concise graphic narratives, keyed to thematic icons, amplify and honor the timeless legacy of a master of gothic horror.”

One time, a friend of mine told me that if I wasn’t sure to read a classic, it was better if I tried a illustrated version. Therefore, I did that with Poe: Stories and Poems.

I got to say that I wasn’t made to read classic [RISA]

Gareth Hinds does a beautiful work bringing Poe’s stories alive, so good that some of them made me really anxious.

A must-have for Edgar Allan Poe fans, but I’m not one of them though.

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