Sysnopsis: The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe is a brilliant collection of some of his best-known stories: The Tell Tale Heart (a murder s haunting guilt), The Cask of Amontillado (a story of brilliant revenge), and The Fall of the House of Usher (an ancient house full of very dark secretes). Also included in this collection are The Mask of the Red Death (horrors of the Plague ), and the most famous of all his poems: The Raven (a lover s decline into madness). Best read in a dimly-lit room with the curtains drawn, Poe s brilliant works come to life in darkly thrilling ways in this Manga Classic adaptation.”
My review: An different choice for me. Poe’s works are so widely known and have been re-published or turned into TV/film so many times I know many of the stories without actually having read more than maybe 2 of them. And while I’ve read some graphic novels I’ve never tried Manga so lots of new experiences all round.
Not sure what to expect with Manga but with this graphic novel it seemed to be exactly the same but you start at the back and work forward. That was a bit weird at first but reading it from the laptop it soon became easy to scroll up not down and I enjoyed the layout, the art work is fantastic and I would happily seek out more of this style and also the author.
It’s also for a Poe novice an excellent introduction to the man’s work. The manga style keeps the stories short and to the point. Really enjoyed this on both counts and will happily look up more
Free arc from netgalley