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Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The main character's obsession with Poe is never quite clear.
The story started off very compelling and interesting, but soon the overwhelming number of characters and twists and turns of the plot became a little too much.
This book was chosen to be read by my local book club, and was not picked by me.
First, I am not a big fan of mysteries. My consciousness could not be suspended enough to make this one interesting to me. It was definitely not a page turner. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lyla P. Healey
Allow me, for a moment, to quote one of the Mr. Pearl's characters in the story: "If somebody had edited [the book], heaven forgive them, it was not a poet of experience and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by James B.
I'm a Matthew Pearl fan, and I've given five-star ratings to his other books, but this one isn't quite on a par with them. Read morePublished 8 months ago by bobbalouie
I haven't read this one yet, but I have read The Dante Club and started The Last Dickens. Pearl write very interesting stories about our favorite authors, bringing their world... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lindsay Burkholder
I liked the concept and wanted to like the book, but it just did not work. I could not understand the motivation of the main character, and part way throu I no longer cared. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sally Jorgensen
I bought this book in hardcover at a used book sale held by my local library. While I'm not a great fan of Poe, I do enjoy a good historical novel, and I thought this would fill... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mother of 9
Matthew Pearl crafts an interesting tale. He takes an area,with which we think we know and puts a twist on it.Published 12 months ago by BobHugh
This is a thoroughly enjoyable look into the last days of Edgar Allen Poe's life. It suggests reasons how and why Poe may have died and illustrates vividly the environment in which... Read morePublished 12 months ago by the faunster