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Review: Stories for Young People: Edgar Allan Poe, ed. by Andrew Delbanco and ill. by Gerard DuBois

Sterling Publishing, 2006 ISBN: 9781402715150 Available: New This book is a good introduction for the reader getting ready to take on the intricacies of language in the writing of Edgar Allan Poe. The book starts with a brief biography of the … Continue reading

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Review: Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness by Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated by Gris Grimly

Four of Poe’s classic tales are presented here. In The Black Cat, a man blames his black cat for his descent into murder and madness, The Masque of the Red Death is a tale about nobles who hole up in a castle in … Continue reading

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Review: Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder, and Revenge by David Lubar, illustrated by Jim Kay

 Don’t make the mistake of thinking these stories are for children. They’re not (just in case the impressive cover art didn’t give it away). With this collection of short stories, children’s writer David Lubar has crossed into the world of … Continue reading

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Review: Bloody Horowitz by Anthony Horowitz

 Bloody Horowitz is a collection of short, scary stories by Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider books.  It is a little dark and, at times, a little gory.  But it also had me cracking up. From the forward (“Why Horror Has … Continue reading

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