For my Edgar Allan Poe Challenge this week, I read The Murders in the Rue Morgue.
The story was definitely the best out of the stories I’ve read for this challenge so far. It was awesome to experience the first ever Detective Fiction. I enjoyed it to a point.
Remember how I said I call myself a fan of Poe, but I wanted to read more of his tales to know for sure? Well, the way this is going so far, I’m not sure I am. I’m not a huge fan of his writing style. I don’t really like how everything is told after the fact. For example, in this story, they visit the house where the incident occurred and then after they left, they began to discuss their findings. This seems to be a trend so far in Poe’s tales. I just find that an odd way to tell a story. I think it would be more enjoyable for the reader to find out things as they are happening.
Having said that, I have yet to read one of his Gothic works since beginning this challenge. And since that’s what I’ve read and liked in the past, and that is what Poe is most famous for, I think I’ll be more of a fan once I get to those.