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30 review for Great Tales of Horror

  1. 5 out of 5

    Manasvini

    A real mixed bag- loved a few of the stories, hated the others.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Poe was born in 1809 and was orphaned at the age 3. He became the foster child of John Allan, a wealthy Virginian tobacco exporter. He studied at a private school in England, but went to college at the University of Virginia. He died at age 40, two years after his wife. Well, with my first Poe concluded, I feel it left me feeling.. hmm, a bit lethargic and luke warm. Great Tales contains 5 stories; of which only 1 thrilled me. The cover image relates to the story The Black Cat (except it's not m Poe was born in 1809 and was orphaned at the age 3. He became the foster child of John Allan, a wealthy Virginian tobacco exporter. He studied at a private school in England, but went to college at the University of Virginia. He died at age 40, two years after his wife. Well, with my first Poe concluded, I feel it left me feeling.. hmm, a bit lethargic and luke warm. Great Tales contains 5 stories; of which only 1 thrilled me. The cover image relates to the story The Black Cat (except it's not missing an eye) which succeeded in producing in me shock and horror. A man slowly goes crazy, his insanity initially sparked by alcoholism. He turns from a loving husband and animal lover to murderer: gauging out his cats eye, and hanging it from a tree, and splitting his wife's head open with an axe (when she tries to stop him from killing yet another cat). At one point he is awoken with his house on fire, as the rubble settles there is an imprint on the stones above where the head of his bed was, an imprint of a solid black cat with a noose around his neck, (the only difference being a small white patch on his chest). As he touches the image the cat comes to life. The cat proves to be haunting, following him everywhere, tripping him on the stairs, climbing up to his chest while he's walking, and waking him out of slumber to find the cat on his face and difficult to remove. As time goes on the cats white chest patch grows into the shape of the gallows. Which is the mans end when the police hear the cat crying in the cellar wall, and upon opening it, Find the encased body of his wife and the live cat. Now, that's a great spooky Halloween story! It's to bad the others in the book weren't written in the same vain.

  3. 5 out of 5

    LibraryCin

    This is a collection of some of Poe's short horror stories. I will say pretty much what I always say when I review a book of short stories – it varied for me, depending on the story. I liked some, some were o.k., I was bored by some. In this case, I had read a few before (The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, The Pit and the Pendulum), and mostly liked those better than the others, with one exception. Probably my favourite story in the book was Hop-Frog, which I'd never read before. Most of the ot This is a collection of some of Poe's short horror stories. I will say pretty much what I always say when I review a book of short stories – it varied for me, depending on the story. I liked some, some were o.k., I was bored by some. In this case, I had read a few before (The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, The Pit and the Pendulum), and mostly liked those better than the others, with one exception. Probably my favourite story in the book was Hop-Frog, which I'd never read before. Most of the others, though, were forgettable for me. Overall, I'd say “o.k.”

  4. 4 out of 5

    Albert

    I like the characters, I love the plot and everything about this book. Good job writer! If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on NovelStar, just submit your story to [email protected] or [email protected]

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lucille

    It took me a long time to finish these and I'm honestly not a fan. The way he describes the events is just kind of weird to me, it's like I'm reading a medical journal with step by step instructions. It's all very precise and well said, but my mind kept drifting away. As far as creepy tales go, I much prefer H.P.Lovecraft's descriptions and suspense building. It took me a long time to finish these and I'm honestly not a fan. The way he describes the events is just kind of weird to me, it's like I'm reading a medical journal with step by step instructions. It's all very precise and well said, but my mind kept drifting away. As far as creepy tales go, I much prefer H.P.Lovecraft's descriptions and suspense building.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Fouad Jaber

    "Darkness, decay and the red death held illimitable dominion over all". A wonderful selection of short horror stories by Poe. My favorite was the mask of the red death although the brilliant gothic style with which the tales are written makes each one a hair raising experience. "Darkness, decay and the red death held illimitable dominion over all". A wonderful selection of short horror stories by Poe. My favorite was the mask of the red death although the brilliant gothic style with which the tales are written makes each one a hair raising experience.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Dave Peticolas

    Poe. Poe. Po-po-potpourri.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Cassie

    ONE OF THE BEST STILL!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Heatherton

    Not all of my Poe favorites, but a quick read for an Autumn day.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bookread2day

    From the book Tales of Horror my favourite short story was The Purloined Letter.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nate

    see the other review

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mark Godfrey

  13. 5 out of 5

    Béatrice

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  15. 4 out of 5

    Joe McKersie

  16. 4 out of 5

    Marisaquiron

  17. 4 out of 5

    Paula Jean

  18. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

  19. 4 out of 5

    Donald

  20. 4 out of 5

    Romano

  21. 5 out of 5

    Abdirisaq

  22. 4 out of 5

    BLEKket

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kelli Wolfe

  24. 4 out of 5

    Krista

  25. 5 out of 5

    Scaramoushe

  26. 4 out of 5

    Gaia

  27. 5 out of 5

    John McGuinness

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  29. 4 out of 5

    Alice Crock

  30. 5 out of 5

    Bev Currie

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