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Username: Kola_boof

Post Number: 4879
Registered: 02-2005

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Posted on Monday, January 19, 2009 - 03:28 pm:   


My favorite poem by Poe is "The Haunted Palace."

The way it starts so serene and optimistic
and then gradually becomes cloying and sinister
makes it very life-like to me rather than

It says: "nothing really matters."

--and it makes the idea of "GOD", this
all seeing power, just as horrific
as Satan.

I like to be "disturbed" and made to
think rather than Gored-out or spooked
and that poem has so much to say.

I think Shirley Jackson's
"The Lottery" (1948)
is my
all-time favorite horror story,
but a lot of Poe's stuff rates high
with me as well.

It's a shame that people aren't aware of
his part in "inventing" a lot of today's
popular genres like Sci-Fi and Detective
stories--he wrote a lot more than just
scary books.

I love it that Edgar Allan Poe was a "night"
writer like me. :-)


("the serial killer in the
parked car across the street
as you're reading this is very
misunderstood"--Kola's ass :-))

Yvette, have you ever read
"The Lottery"? If not, you
absolutely MUST.

Left my bones queasy under
the flesh for a week!



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