Poe: Stories and Poems by Gareth Hinds

I am an over the top Edgar Allan Poe fan. From tattoos to a room in my home devoted to the man, I eat up everything that I can with his name upon it. When I saw this graphic novel of Poe’s works available for early review, I knew I had to request it.

Poe’s work pairs beautifully with the visual design of this graphic novel. The images brilliantly portray the horror, despair, and Gothic feel of Poe’s stories, as well as the sadness and longing of his poetry. Since “The Cask of Amontillado” is my favorite Poe story, I was especially interested to see how it would be visually portrayed and I was not disappointed. The horror of the bricking up of the wall is perfectly captured.

I also enjoyed reading how Hinds picked the stories he was going to use and how he researched and drew inspiration for the book.

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