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SmartSassery
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Where are all my gothic fans? For #Poe's birthday I shared my Gothic Fantasy TBR list. (Well, in progress list I've made my way through some of it already.) Tell me what you think.

It's on my blog at rbf.wtf

You can shop the list on Amazon too if you'd like. The link is in the blog post.

Be warned it's not a business blog (even though I have a business). My business links are all there, but it's just my own personal ramblings and likes.

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CaroPi
Cuentos macabros | Edgar Allan Poe, Julio Cortzar, Benjamin Lacombe, Elena Gallo Krahe
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Pickpick

This is a beautiful selection of short stories from Edgar Allan Poe and the illustrations are amazing they really go with the Gothic atmosphere of the book. Really a book to re read and look over and over #litsyenespanol #espanol #bookly

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Lcsmcat
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Ridiculously small print, so here‘s a link: https://poestories.com/read/bells But what else could I put for #bells! #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Perfect choice! ❤ 2mo
TheBookHippie ❤️ 2mo
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MistyAngell
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"And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain

Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;

So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating

“‘Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door—"

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vivastory
Pym | Mat Johnson
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The only one of these that is TBR is Spark's. I'm planning on reading it right after I read Defoe's book (might plan also reading Coetzee's "Foe"). I read Ballard's fever dream of a book (I have yet to read a Ballard that wasn't a fever dream) around 20 years ago. I've been thinking about it a lot recently, so I think I'm due for a reread. Speaking of fever dreams, Casares' book is an enigmatic, & memorable experience. One of the stranger ?

vivastory novellas that I've read. Pym, based on Poe's sole novel, is an absurdist satirical novel about race. Imagine if Poe & Beatty had collaborated on "The Sellout" & you have "Pym." #LaIslaBonita #MOvember @Cinfhen 2mo
DrexEdit Such interesting books! Pym is already on my TBR so, stacking! 😊 2mo
vivastory @DrexEdit I'm looking forward to your thoughts! 2mo
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Aimeesue I picked up the Spark at the Book Sorti g a month or so ago. I should really get to it. I do love a Spark novel. 2mo
vivastory @Aimeesue I've only read "Memento Mori" so far, but I loved it. 2mo
Aimeesue @vivastory Mémento Mori is my favorite Spark. The phone calls just kill me. ? 2mo
Cinfhen Love discovering new “old” books! All 4 look great 🤩 2mo
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CaitZ
Poe: A Life Cut Short | Peter Ackroyd
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Pickpick

This seemed like the right time of year to read this one. Poe lived a tormented life filled with poverty and alcohol. His genius wasn't recognized while he was alive. It's amazing how many details of his life still exist, except for the truth about his death. This is between a pick and a so-so for me. It was well written but had more detail than I was interested in.

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JessClark78
The Raven's Tale | Cat Winters
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Getting started on this.

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wideeyedreader
The Poe Shadow | Matthew Pearl
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Three chapters in and nope! So boring, and badly written

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wideeyedreader
The Poe Shadow | Matthew Pearl
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November TBR! I‘m perhaps a little too ambitious, but I‘m okay if I don‘t finish them all

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LibrarianRyan
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Mehso-so

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It was just okay. I am not sure I would consider this a GN. I think of it more as a fully illustrated collection since little to no speech or thought bubbles were used. Some of the stories like the Mask of the Red Death were so paired down, it took it‘s soul away, while others, we just too long winded (I‘m looking at you Tell Tale Heart).
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