Wednesday, November 25, 2015

nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles. Edge, 2015

‘nEvermore’ is a collection of 21 tales inspired by Edgar Allen Poe. Some are updates of Poe stories- ‘The Orange Cat’ is a modern day “The Black Cat’- while another, “Street of the Dead House” is a retelling of ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’ through the eyes of the ape. Others simply have the aura and atmosphere of Poe. The anthology features some great authors, including Tanith Lee, Michael Jecks, and Margaret Atwood(!).

Most short story collections have many stories that I either don’t like or just don’t do it for me; to my surprise, I appreciated every story in this one. If you are a Poe fan or a  horror fan, give it a try. 

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1 comment:

  1. I like Poe and I'd read the book just for the Atwood entry. Good for a dark winter day.