Saturday, January 19, 2013


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Today is Edgar Allan Poe's birthday.

Mr. Poe was certainly an odd duck. But he was also a literary pioneer, America's first and foremost author/poet in the horror genre. I particularly enjoy his short stories, most notably The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Tell-Tale Heart. They can and do send chills down my spine. And of course, the favorite poem is The Raven.


And, Tales of Mystery and Imagination by The Alan Parsons Project is one of my top ten concept albums. But just in case you haven't gotten enough Poe for one day, here is one of the all time favorite/best creepy personalities performing a dramatic reading of The Raven.


Enjoy! Chris does a great job here!

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