It is the story of a man named Montresor who decides to seek revenge against a man named Fortunato, who has insulted him. He meets Fortunato at a carnival, lures him into the catacombs of his home, and buries him alive.
And yet again we are talking about another classic written by no other than Edgar Allan Poe.
The writing style is okay for the most part. But it cant be compared with some other work by Edgar Allan Poe. You will know what I mean when you read it.
The narrator here is Montresor. He is suffering from a huge level of madness. And it is very easy to see that the truth terror here is his behavior. But the final act is also very chilling.
The plot is good because it involves friend betrayal and we all love that in books dont we ?
It is a gothic revenge story. This is a story about revenge but there’s nothing particularly elaborate about the revenge itself. It is just the good old murder by burying someone alive.
This story is no less creepy and very thrilling. However it is another carnival story with a tragic ending, but this time the setting is 18th century Italy. It’s something about that right? Everything seems more scary when it happens in that era. But this tale needs to get its points for the tipsy jester, super creepy and the connoisseur of fine wine atmosphere in it.
This tale is one of the tales which you will either love or hate, so be warned about that. Be also warned that this tale might be hard and heavy for people who have claustrophobia.
This tale can be very easy be read dozens times without you being tired of it, because every time you re-read it you see some new things in this tale which you didn’t notice before.
The ending itself is very eerie ending, and for sure it has something to it which a lot of horror / thriller books miss now on days.
This tale is short, but Edgar Allan Poe is able to write a fully-developed story of revenge which not a lot of authors doesn’t have the ability to do.
This story is unique and interesting but it might not be for everyone. Because you know details and these amazing descriptions in it.
I give this tale 2 / 5