Book Reviews of Nevermore (Edgar Allan Poe Mystery, Bk 1)

Nevermore (Edgar Allan Poe Mystery, Bk 1)
Nevermore - Edgar Allan Poe Mystery, Bk 1
Author: Harold Schechter
ISBN-13: 9780671798567
ISBN-10: 0671798561
Publication Date: 1/1/2000
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Nevermore (Edgar Allan Poe Mystery, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A mystery solved by Edgar Allan Poe, with the unlikely assistance of Davy Crockett. The use of language is a real treat in this book. The juxtaposition of Poe's and Crockett's speech had me "LOL" many times.
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a string of murders is linked by one word. it is a terrifying lure that ensnares poe in a deadly investigation.
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This wasn't a comedy? This wasn't a parody?

I was surprised to realize that this book wasn't a comedy. I was laughing happily at the ridiculous prose (crafted to imitate Poe's writing style) and the clever, over-the-top parodies of both Crockett's and Poe's characters. But as I read on, I realized that the novel possibly wasn't intended to be funny. Did I misunderstand? I came to Amazon.Com to find out. Well. Here I found it. It's supposed to be a deadly serious book. None of the reviewers, neither professional nor readers like myself, describe the book as a parody. (Or even acknowledge the parody.) As I read on, I found myself less and less willing to put up with the author's style. Unable to trust it as humor, it's simply a tedious book. I didn't finish it.