Connor Dyer Dyer itibaren Uyurca Köyü, 06870 Uyurca Köyü/Kalecik/Ankara, Türkiye
Surprisingly, this is Poe's most compulsively readable work, and I would have given it five stars, except for the lack of an ending, moments of sheer unbelievability, and the occasional ultra-boring chapter describing various animals or islands. As far as the ending goes, apparently Jules Verne wrote a sequel, so I will be able to have closure on the story eventually. This may not be one of Poe's most artistic works, but I found it to be his most suspenseful story, ironically despite its being an adventure tale and not his usual horror fare. It is quite gruesome in places, however, and not recommended for the squeamish. It's Poe's only novel, and I'm already lamenting the fact he didn't write more. His short stories were memorable, and good for setting a mood, but generally not as much fun as Pym. In the novel, Poe, never shy about repeating himself thematically, once again falls back on scenes of people being buried alive or slowly driven insane...but here is the one instance where Poe's characters (some of them anyway) are actually able to escape or recover from such dire circumstances. A classic maritime adventure novel.