“The Balloon Hoax” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

It is about detailed European Monck Mason’s trip across the Atlantic Ocean in only three days in a gas balloon. It was later revealed as a hoax and the story was retracted two days later.

So another short story from Edgar Allan Poe which didn’t go well with me. I had hard time connecting with the story which again leads to a low rating from me.

I also need to mention that this story was boring and it wasn’t a lots of action in it. 

The writing style was bad, probably one of the worst I’ve seen Edgar Allan Poe do in his short stories and poems.

After reading this short story I began to think that Edgar Allan Poe had a fascination with hot air balloons.  Because it was too much talk about them in this story. 

One of the things which annoyed me the most with this story is that it ended where it was supposed to be picking up.

And I can’t stop thinking that if Edgar Allan Poe wrote at some point a Buzzfeed article it would be as lame and boring as this story. 

I give this story 1 / 5

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