Saturday, 26 December 2015

Current Reading.

Edgar Allan Poe (revisited.) Having become intrigued by his tragic life and enigmatic personality – not to mention the dispute over whether he was a rabid racist and slavery supporter – I decided to read his stories again. Oddly, I’m finding them a lot more easy going than when I read them before.

Tonight’s offering was The Tell Tale Heart. It’s about a man protesting that, despite having senselessly murdered a harmless old man just because he disliked one of the old man’s eyes, the careful manner of execution proves that he isn’t mad. And he really did hear the dismembered victim’s heart beating under the floorboards. He did.

Fun stuff.

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