Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
Another favorite Poe short story. This is the tale of one wealthy man taking revenge on another for unspecified past insults. The writing is direct, almost spare for Poe, but steadily builds the atmosphere as the narrator’s plot and Fortunato’s doom is revealed, until the final, faint jingling of Fortunato’s carnival costume. Fortunato’s own complicity in his fate, through his greed and arrogance, is a nice touch.
Like the other stories in this Illustrated Poe collection, the illustrations are wonderful. But this story has only one popup, and as it’s constructed as a lifted flap, I couldn’t include an image of it here.
I read this for the Grave or Graveyard square in the 2016 Halloween Bingo, because the(show spoiler)
This is my last non-bingo book. For every other book I finish, I'll get at least one more bingo!