“Alone” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

The theme of the poem is that of loneliness. … The poem ends on a harrowing note, that the narrator will always be doomed to see a demon in his view

This poem has uniqueness and isolation from a dark perspective. Which is very typical to Edgar Allan Poe, and thats the reason why people read Edgar Allan Poe’s work.

In this poem you can feel the depth of sadness which Edgar Allan Poe might have and decided to put it in the lines of this poem.

In this poem Edgar Allan Poe outwardly acknowledges that from a very young age he knew that he had been sadly different.

I give this poem 4 / 5

“My Best Friend’s Exorcism” By Grady Hendrix Review

The year is 1988. Charleston, South Carolina. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. . But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act… different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries – and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

This book is probably one of the most overhyped books which are reviewed on this blog so far. Most of the people I follow in the book community on the internett have read this book and all of them have rated this book with 4 or 5 stars, which I don’t understand.

I need to give this book points for the 80s vibe in the design of this book, and for the 80s horror movie vibe to the whole story. An extra thing I have appreciated with this book is that there is a Spotify playlist to this book.

The characters in this book are flat, overdramatic and boring. The best way to describe the characters in this book is to say that all the characters are typical YA characters which not a lot of people will like. But in the end if you are not a fan of the YA genre you will not like this book as a whole. This book is a little bit surpricisng and harcorde for a YA book but in the end the way the story is written and the way all characters are presented you will instantly see that this book is a YA book.

The main character Abby really annoyed me annoyed me throughout the whole book. Because at the beginning she was the wannabe kid which wanted to be popular so badly that she could have done anything. And when the books jumpes in time when she and the other main chracter are teens, she is bascially making the stupiest decisions ever just as she had lost her brain somewhere when she was growing up.

The characters in this book felt like the author of this book really tried way too hard to create relevant teens which will make stupid decisions.

The ending is disappointed and you could feel it coming all the way from the middle of this book.

The main plot of this book is possesion, but there are also many (way too many) side plots like rape, some kind of personal vedetta, high school drama, boyfriend / girlfriend drama and other high school bull shit.

The book would be much better if the author cut hald of these side plots and stick to the main plot and dont just focus on the side plots in the middle of the book.

The excessive / gratuitous animal death doesn’t make this book better. If a book has a brutal / excessive / gratuitous aimal death just expect that, that book will get a bad review.

“I love you but not queerly, so don’t expect too much” is a recurring theme of this book so be warned.

I give this book 1 / 5

“The Mystery of Marie Rogêt” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

The story follows the formula Edgar Allan Poe devised for The Murders in the Rue Morgue. An un-named narrator presents the hero-detective Dupin as a somewhat world-weary bohemian with an outstanding intellect. Dupin is then landed with the difficult problem of a crime which the police cannot solve.

So this story was sort of the first fictional murder mystery based on the details of a real crime. Which is kind of amazing that the first one comes from the big gun.

This one was based on the news report which might be boring for some. 

The narrator in this short stories speculates his opinions without leading anywhere.

This one gives you a detailed analysis on what kind of clothes the dead person was wearing together with how they would have torn different based just on different angles and bullshit like that.

This short story feels like you’re dragging a dead body. But it sort of still got the gothic vibe to it, which this story needs to get some points for. 

I give this poem 2 / 5

“William Wilson” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

The story follows a man of “a noble descent” who calls himself William Wilson because, although denouncing his profligate past, he does not accept full blame for his actions, saying that “man was never thus … tempted before”.

The ending of this story was just brilliant. And i’m sure that a lots of you will enjoy it for sure just as much as I did. 

The whole plot of this story is also pretty amazing, but less amazing than the ending itself. 

By reading this one you will also get some good insight into the psychology of that young man and his motifs which as a whole is an incredibly good psychological study.

This one is definitely one of the best Edgar Allan Poe stories. And if you are calling yourself an Edgar Allan Poe fan and you haven’t read it yet then you must do it.

I would say that this short story is a typical Edgar Allan Poe story. Because it is chilling, have a super gothic vibe to it and its hard to stop reading it when you begin.

Need to say that this one is a very enjoyable read and also pretty fun and quick read as well. 

The writing style in this one is as you can expect from Edgar Allan Poe which of course means that it is amazing and super moody.

I give this poem 3 / 5

“Metzengerstein” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

The story follows the young Frederick, the last of the Metzengerstein family, who carries on a long-standing feud with the Berlifitzing family. Suspected of causing a fire that kills the Berlifitzing family patriarch, Frederick becomes intrigued with a previously unnoticed and untamed horse.

The words in this short story sort of carries sort of a weight that you will find yourself enthralled at their delivery. 

This story has also the ability to grip you and won’t let you until the end of this story.

The writing style was pretty decent but still it wasn’t that good as in some of Edgar Allan Poe’s other work. 

This story might first look as a simple gothic story but you will be surprised because there’s so much more in this story.

The background of this story seems like it was inspirited by the words of an ancient prophecy.

This one is very underrated, it is actually better than much people on internet claim it is. 

This one is packed with the classic elements of Edgar Allan Poe as well as it is packed elements of gothic literature and Victorian ghost stories. Which I personally am a huge fan of. 

I give this poem 3 / 5

“Three Sundays in a Week” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

“Three Sundays in a Week” depicts a grumpy Uncle Rumgudgeon who refuses to grant his nephew Bobby permission to marry his daughter and, therefore, inherit a portion of Rumgudgeon’s estate. The uncle, being sly, says he would only offer his blessing when “three Sundays came together in one week.

Need to say that this one was an amazing mental puzzle and super interesting in thought I had some high expectations for this one which it didn’t live up to.

However as the whole story in general I need to say that it was kind of silly and there were times where the story made me laugh.

This one is far from being one of the greatest works by Edgar Allan Poe nor is it super bad as some of Edgar Allan Poe.

The beginning of this story was amazing but the end was kind of the opposite of the beginning.

The writing style however was amazing in this one, which really blow my mind.

The whole story decently have a gothic, sweet and kind of laughable vibe to it. Which isn’t after all so bad mixed as I always thought.

I give this poem 3 / 5

“The Sphinx” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

This short story is about a man who decides to visit a relative living near the Hudson River north of New York City for two weeks during a cholera epidemic in the city. An outbreak occurred during the summer of 1832. One day during this visit, the man is reading a book near the window overlooking a scenic view of the Hudson River.

This one short of gives you an atmosphere of gloom and a large mysterious creature which of course is hiding and moving around the place.

However this one involves a small part of creepiness which is followed by humour which is always fun.

This whole story gives you creepy and surprising vibe. Which is why many people decide to read Edgar Allan Poe.

The most annoying thing with this short story is that as you read the story you will feel something big going on and which will happen any second. And Edgar Allan Poe just keeps building on that feeling and in the end nothing happens. 

In this one Edgar Allan Pie use a clever method of distraction to trick the reader as the horror unfolds. 

This one is also a fun little read, which can be read in 10 minutes or so.

This one is also very interesting but not as scary as you might expect from the gothic king himself. 

The writing style is pretty decent but Edgar Allan Poe was able to do much better than this one. 

But this story definitely needs to get points for being interesting, amusing, fun to read and clever.

I give this poem 3 / 5

“The Imp of the Perverse” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

The narrator explains at length his theory on “The Imp of the Perverse”, which he believes causes people to commit acts against their self-interest. This essay-like discussion is presented objectively, though the narrator admits that he is “one of the many uncounted victims of the Imp of the Perverse”.

So this one was another brilliant and extraordinary short story written by Edgar Allan Poe.

The writing style in this one is as you can expect from Edgar Allan Poe. Which of course means that the writing style was pretty good to say at least.

This one begins as a essay where Edgar Allan Poe describes the impulse to do wrong precisely because we know it’s wrong.

This short story also gives you an unique perspective on that which leads us astray.

For the most part this whole story goes around the topic of being careful of what you say in public because no one knows what will happen.

The most fun part of this short story is how Edgar Allan Poe portrays horror and madness is amazing.

In this short story Edgar Allan Poe explores why the seemingly rational willpower of man is occasionally disrupted by an impulsive, self-destructive and unique “imp of the perverse”.

I give this poem 3 / 5

“Shadow: A Parable” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

This one begins broodingly, as the narrator tells us that he is writing of his experiences for future readers long after he is dead: “strange things shall happen,” he predicts, “and secret things be known, and many centuries pass away, ere these memorials be seen of men.”

I need to say that this one was one of the best works written by Edgar Allan Poe. 

Keep in mind that this one is for the most part about a dinner party with an uninvited presence. 

This story isn’t that scary as you might think it is, for the most part this story have some quite creepy without being directly creepy. 

The writing style is amazing as you can expect from Edgar Allan Poe, and from the gothic field which of course Edgar Allan Poe is a huge part of.

This story captures the ultimate magic in this story which makes this story amazing. 

This story is a very very short story because the story happens throughout 3 pages which can be read in 5 minutes.

This one is definitely worth reading and it is a must read if you want to call yourself an Edgar Allan Poe fan. 

I give this poem 4 / 5 

“Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales” by Stephen King & Bev Vincent Review

Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new anthology, perfect for airport or airplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, along with brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.

It’s important to say that this book isn’t fully written by Stephen King, the best way to describe this book would be to say that Stephen King and Bev Vincent have edited this book. This book is a collection of 17 plane horror stories, however you will find in this book one short story written by Stephen King, one short story written by Bev Vincent and one short story written by the son of Stephen King aka Joe Hill. 

So if you are expecting from this book to be the typical Stephen King book you will be disappointed. This book I would say will be better for people who are starting their journey with books / short stories or for people who just want to read a relaxing book which don’t need a lots of brain power and work to it. 

For people who are already having a fear of planes and flying this book will only make their anxiety and fear bigger. But when it comes to people like me who loves to travel by plane will for the most part don’t create any anxiety or fear. It will for the most part give you stories to think about when you’re at the plane, flying somewhere. 

All the stories in this book are more or less different from each other. some stories are about zombies on the plane, some are about monster attacking the plane, some are about murder mysteries and all the way to the unknown demons in the clouds. And if you are a fan of time travel you will also find a story involving time travel in this book. So this book needs to get points for having at least one story for every one. It’s safe to say that each story in this collection are sort of related with other genres and styles, so this book also needs to get points for that as well. 

Each story in this book is some how introduced by Stephen King. And this sort of adds something to the stories and for sure puts another dimension to each of them.

In this book we have 17 different authors so it would be stupid to talk about writing style, because every author have some how different writing style. 

In the end this book is interesting and very fun to read. And for sure it has something which everyone will enjoy which doesn’t happen with a lots of books.

I give this book 2 / 5