Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Poe Shadow


Matthew Pearl takes a novel approach to Edgar Allan Poe's mysterious death in The Poe Shadow, in which he blends fact and fiction in the style of his bestselling debut, The Dante Club. In 1849 Baltimore, the public and press are ready to dismiss Poe in the wake of his tawdry demise. But lawyer and admirer Quentin Clark is determined to discover what really happened to the writer, and to ensure that his work does not suffer the fate of so many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore. (Borders Newsletter - and they have it 30% off too, incause you're interested.)
Domie

4 comments:

kapgar said...

I still have to read my copy of Dante Club. Now I've got another for the list. Damn! It never ends!

Dominique said...

Maybe if you had someone to read it to you in bed...who am I kidding your list would just be longer. Sorry.

Hyperion said...

If you don't want to read an entire book and you want to know what really happened, you need merely to read #334-#336
http://hyperionchronicles.blogspot.com/1990/12/hyperion-chronicles-table-of-contents.html

Dominique said...

hypie - now you see why i posted it - i'm quite intrigued w/ how it stacks up to your chronicle - of course no where near as good - yet the only way to bring the cat back is satisfaction.