Monday, March 26, 2007

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Author: Edgar Allen Poe

First line: True!--nervous--very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?

Why you should read this book: This classic collection of macabre tales, untimely death, and revenge, deserved and undeserved, ages with more dignity than an Egyptian mummy in a hidden tomb. Poe's language, descriptive and intelligent, stimulates the reader's mind, while his subject matter chills the soul. Another book you can read over and over.

Why you shouldn't read this book: Like the author, you've spent your life grappling with the deep-seated fear that someone might entomb you before you're quite dead.

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