Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Edgar Allan Poe

Now on to the more adult books. I have to confess, I didn't open up a story of Edgar Allen Poe's until I was in college. It was an intro to fiction course with a workbook called The Story and It's Writer, which I now own. (Picked it up at a goodwill shop for 89 cents. It retails for about fifty bucks on Amazon.)

The first story I read of his was The Cask of Amontillado.

A creepy story in which one friend decides to dispose of his close mate by tricking him into going down his wine cellar, where there is supposedly a rare wine which one one has drunk.

From that one story, I needed more.

Then I started tearing through them one by one...

The Tell-tale heart, The Fall of The House of Usher, The Raven, each one taught me a new lesson in what it really is to write true horror.

Now, as it turns out, one of my favorite actors is playing the master storyteller in a murder mystery that is sure to make any fan drool with fandom.

1 comment:

Rebecca E. said...

I will have to read this then, great sum up.