Halloween Reading – Triple Play

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe 

Published: 1845

Edition: E-book (Kindle)

As you read The Raven, you begin to sense the cadence, the rhythm. It starts as normal speech with slight inflections on particular words. It continues, the pace increases and you catch yourself looking around you, into the shadows. Further and faster you read, making yourself breathless and wild eyed. Completed, you say quietly, “Lenore…Nevermore” and sigh.  5/5 stars

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Published: 1818

Edition: Dover Thrift Paperback

A classic that is less a tale of horror than of the failings of men.  It is full of hubris and self-loathing.  Frankenstein is a fascinating work written in a different time.  However, the atmosphere and emotion it evokes is timeless.  5/5 stars.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Published: 1886

Edition: Dover Thrift Paperback

Does good and evil live within each of us? Is there a way to separate the two? Dr. Jekyll found out the hard way that it isn’t quite that simple.  5/5 stars.

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