Tackling Poe: The Complete Works, Part 4

Things are getting exciting in this fourth installment of Tackling Poe: The Complete Works. Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his Gothic horror, even if it wasn't perhaps his favorite genre to write. I'm particularly looking forward to writing this post, as The Pit and Pendulum was the very first Poe story I read,…

Tackling Poe: The Complete Works, Part 3

And here we are for the third installment of Tackling Poe: The Complete Works. I've been having a lot of fun doing this, as I'm finding out so much about this author I greatly admire. Something I haven't been adding to my reviews are all the fun words that Poe uses in his works. There…

Tackling Poe: The Complete Works, Part 2

Time for the second installment of Tackling Poe! If you missed part one, you can check it out here. This time, we'll be looking at seven stories: "The Gold-Bug" "Four Beasts in One - The Homo-Cameleopard" "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" "The Mystery of Marie Roget" "The Balloon-Hoax" "Ms. Found in a Bottle" "The…

Tackling Poe: The Complete Works, Part I

As one of the most famous and prolific writers to come out of the 19th century, Edgar Allan Poe remains a haunting enigma and inspirational powerhouse to readers and writers everywhere. He is considered the father of detective fiction (often attributed to "The Gold-Bug" which was published in 1842, though there is an earlier story,…