Saturday, October 2, 2010

Book Review: The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

Title: The Murders in the Rue Morgue (German edition)
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Anaconda
Publishing Date: August 2008
Length: 46 pages
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Detective Story, Short Story 

2,5/5 ** Nice book for a longer train ride! Other passengers will enjoy your features change from tension and disgust to amusement!

~  The Author ~

Edgar Allan Poe was born 1809 in Boston, USA and died in 1849 in Baltimore. He became one of the most famous authors in the world so far by determining great parts of the detective story, science fiction and horror genre.

~ The Story ~

A mysterious double homicide positively baffles the Parisian police. But after a seemingly fruitless investigation, C. Auguste Dupin discovers the heart of the impossible mystery.

Summary by Goodreads

~ The Review ~

Auguste Dupin is introduced and my thoughts are: He is our role model? There is nothing special about him! But once he starts investigation, I get more and more involved. Dupin explains the case and solution to me as a friend which I envy for his cleverness and combinatory talents.
The story develops with each investigation piece put into place. Although the description of the violence and destruction of both murders is thrilling, I feel humoured at the end and wonder about Poes unusual idea for the culprit. Just find out yourself who committed a crime in the Rue Morgue!

I give it 2,5 of 5 stars, not because the story isn’t interesting, but because it is a short story, and I need about 300-500+ pages to be totally satisfied with a good book…

~ We love this book because… ~

1) a murderer has never been less predictable before
2) of Auguste Dupin’s combinatory talents
3) we always need new mysteries to speculate about

~ The Verdict~

With this interesting and unpredictable detective story Poe shows his wit. You will be surprised by the story’s unusual logic.  

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I am a new follower from book blogs. This is a great review. It has been a long time since I read this book. Thank you for reminding me what I really enjoyed about it. Thanks