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BOOK REVIEW:
IN THE SHADOW OF THE MASTER
EDITED BY MICHAEL CONNELLY

We hope you enjoy this book review by Nancy Eaton.



The purpose of this book is to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth. The book is a collection of the best of Poe’s tales dealing with mystery and death. I'm sure we can recall the titles like The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Pit and the Pendulum.

What makes this book really special is that twenty writers have included essays that describe how Edgar Allan Poe influenced them. These writers include Lawrence Block, Michael Connelly, Nelson Demille, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, Laura Lippman, Lisa Scottoline and many others. Readers will find these essays very interesting.

Many of us have not read any of Edgar Allan Poe’s tales since high school. When you read this book, you will recall what a master this author was in writing these dark tales. Back in high school, when you were forced to read something, the true meaning of Poe’s writing might not have really meant a whole lot to you other then to get an assignment completed. Reading this book today, makes one realize that the writings of Edgar Allen Poe are a masterpiece. This is the perfect book to read on a rainy day, curled up by the fireplace. Relax and let the true meaning of Edgar Allen Poe flow through as you read these tales again. One other thing I want to mention is the book cover itself. You will find it very fitting along with the colors of the book and the pages.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, NANCY EATON


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