- File Size: 158 KB
- Print Length: 17 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 17, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0084C4FQG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,368 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The Monkey's Paw The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 2. Kindle Edition
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Upon reading "The Monkey's Paw" for the second time, I was pleased to find that it retained the great qualities that I fondly remember. It's well told; a concise, gripping short story that can easily be read in one sitting. The subject matter is quite interesting, and it engages the imagination quickly, particularly for those who have an interest in the supernatural. It quickly builds the intrigue and suspense, culminating in a heart-racing climax that made my eyes read the words as fast as I possibly could.
What's particularly impressive about this short story is that the author never includes anything that is gory or macabre, though the subject matter certainly implies such things. Through masterful storytelling, he leaves it to the imagination, creating a truly suspensful tale. The only thing that arguably holds back "The Monkey's Paw" is rather dated language, but that is by no means any fault of the author, and it actually adds some charm, if you can look past it (which I think you will, once the story draws you in).
I would put this classic right up there with the best of Poe's short stories. And since it's free on Kindle, you have nothing to lose by giving it a chance. I'm glad my 9th grade English teacher asked us to read this story, so many years ago... it was a great choice. Thanks, Mr. Richardson!
A masterful horror story that leaves EVERYTHING to the imagination of the reader - truly creepy ... but this "book" is no book at all - it's just one short story. Find this classic story elsewhere - and pass on this so-called "book" which is no book at all.