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Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

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I should've rated this years ago, but I was new to NetGalley at the time and forgot. <_<

IT'S SO GOOD!
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I have always been a fan of Edgar Allen Poe, Sort of comes with the territory since I am related to the guy. This retelling in a manga format it a fantastic way to re-read some of th classic works and the illustrations are just incredibly gorgeous. I hope to be able to read more reimaginings like this in the future and give this manga a 5 out of 5
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Since Manga is all the rage right now in Middle School, I thought I would give this version a shot. I LOVED it! It isn't as dark a color palette as the graphic novel, but it also doesn't have all the themes and guided notes as the graphic novel. The Tell-Tale Heart was super well illustrated. I liked the manga spin on all the characters and the plot. 

If you're looking for a high interest, highly engaging Poe adaptation for your classroom - this is it! 

All the spooky, horrific and spine chilling elements that we love about Poe are found within these pages!
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Poe’s short stories but make them manga. What an original idea to make mangas out of classics! I started with Poe because that is the one I got aproved on Netgalley, but I am dying to read Hamlet.

I honestly thoroughly enjoyed these 5 stories ('The Tell-Tale Heart',  'The Cask of Amontillado', 'The Raven', 'The Mask of the Red Death' and 'The Fall of the House of Usher'). The illustrators translated well the creepiness and eeriness of the short stories, and the sense of unsettling. 'The Raven' was my favourite because it’s written in verse and I find it pleasing to read.
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Thanks Netgalley for allowing me to read this book! The title and this beautiful cover drew me in and i was excited to read this book! I will be recommending this book to others for readers advisory
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This was an unusual combination of art styles, so to say, and it was fun to read and experience something like this. Well done
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**Disclaimer: I received a free copy of The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King from Manga Classics through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

This I guess, was just not for me. I assumed that I would love a manga adaption of EAP,  but I just wasn't captivated. The only story that crept under my skin, was The Raven. It touched me somewhat, but the others just felt flat. 

The artwork was beautiful, but I must admit, that I am more into colored graphic novels and a different drawing style. Black and white however match the stories of EAP. 

Using the Goodreads rating system, this was ok for me, and therefore it gets 2 stars.
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This manga retelling depicts some of Poe’s most famous works. I really enjoyed the art style and the flow of the story.
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So this one is comprised by a few of the best well known stories from Edgar Allan Poe, that was pretty nice actually, some are easier to remember than others and some of this were actually my favorites from him.

as for the Illustration on this one, it was masterful and it was so awesome to see them like this, The Raven was awesome, I did loved to see it in this style. 

One other favorite was The death of Red Mask, it was awesome to see all the scenes of the ball so vividly, love it. 

It's a beautiful compilation of stories with intrigue, death and sorrow.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Udon Entertainment for a copy of this book. All opinions in this review are my own.

I love Edgar Allen Poe. I love gothic lit and I love manga. So when the option to read a manga version of Poe stories became available to me I jumped at the opportunity. I mean, who doesn't want to see classic tales like The Raven or The Mask of Red Death drawn out in beautiful detail? Plus, it is sometimes hard to understand the words of people like Poe and Shakespeare if you are not deeply concentrating on what is being written since the English is not the same as it is now, and having the visual ques makes it that much easier to follow the storyline. Apparently there are other books in this realm of turning "classic" lit into manga and I am now very intrigued at reading more of them. I am probably biased at how much I enjoyed this because of how much I like the stories that were chosen for this anthology to begin with, but I don't care. There were fun tidbits of knowledge & behind the scenes information thrown in as well, so it was just overall a really enjoyable quick read. I definitely recommend it if this is a kind of thing you are already into and enjoy.
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**Disclaimer: I received a free  copy of The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King from Manga Classics through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley for this opportunity.

The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King from Manga Classics is a graphic novel adaptation of some of Edgar Allan Poe's most noteworthy stories/poems.  It was published on October 17th, 2017.  I rated it 4 stars on Goodreads.

I had a lot of fun reading the stories of Edgar Allan Poe in a graphic format.  His writing can be kind of dense and this really pared that down while still retaining the charm of his writing.  I felt that each of the stories was well illustrated and that it really suited the story that was being told.  It was clear what was happening at any given point and characters were suitably well illustrated.

I still really love the stories and the way EAP writes.  He's got a very dark style, which I love.  I recognize that it wouldn't be for every one, but it warms my little English teacher heart.

I have an extra special spot in my heart for The Tell-Tale Heart.  It was one of the first short stories that I ever taught to students, and I really love how dark and twisty it is.  It was probably my favourite in the collection as well.  Obviously you have to pare things back in a graphic novel/manga format but it still did a really good job of retaining the general feeling of the story.

It's a fun collection, and if you like EAP but also an easier read because it's a graphic novel, I highly recommend that you check it out.
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Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for proving me an eCopy of this fantastic manga in exchange for an honest review. 

I'm an avid fan of both manga and Edgar Allan Poe. Combining the two of them together makes for one thrilling literary journey. 

The stories of Edgar Allan Poe manga contains one of E.A.Poe's poems (the Raven) and 4 of his short stories:
- the Tell-tale Heart
- the Cask of Amontillado
- the Masque of the Red Death  
- the Fall of the House of Usher 

I devoured this manga in less than an hour. It's an exceptionally easy read and I'm pleased that the original text has been retained. 
As far as the artwork goes, the drawing style was different for each story. My personal favorite was the art style that was used for the Fall of the House of Usher. 

The eerie atmosphere of E.A.P was perfectly captured in all of the stories.

I strongly recommend this for manga fans or anyone else who is open to exploring manga.
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I love the raven poem from Edgar. This was a collection of 4 of his works, in the style of manga. This is my first manga book. Everything about this book was helpful and inviting to read.  Nevermore shall I avoid these books.
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I've always been a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe. So, I of course loved this! I think the adaption of classics such as this make them much more accessible for younger people, which is fantastic, in my humble opinion. The art style was beautiful and the stories never disappoint!
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There is something a bit jarring about seeing a classic story like this in a Manga format, but it's also a wonderful way to connect this story to reluctant readers, or just people who want to read it the story with a fun new visual element to it. I can't be mad at something that gets kids reading.
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Thank you to the publisher Udon Entertainment and Netgalley for the e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

I hadn’t read Edgar Allan Poe’s stories before, aside from a poem called “Annabel Lee”, which I find so lugubrious, dark, but beautiful. I discovered it because of a trilogy, ‘The Dark Artifices’ by Cassandra Clare, and it has a meaning in the plot. I highly recommend you to read the poem if you haven’t done it yet. And it surprised me the darkness inside his stories. I think they are for people who can read these types of books and stories. 

I am not saying it is not worth a read. Of course, it is worth a read. If you love Edgar Allan Poe and his stories, and if you love manga and dark stories, full of mystery with a little bit (a lot) of horror, this is your book. 

There are three stories illustrated in this book: The Tell Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado and The Fall of the House of Usher. 

The stories are beautifully illustrated, and it is so easy to read!

This manga of short-stories is perfect, as I’ve said before, for Edgar Allan Poe’s fans and people who love to read about horror, mystery, thriller, and dark themes. 

#TheStoriesofEdgarAllanPoe #Netgalley
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I'm a big EAP fan as well as a graphic novel fan. I knew I would want to check this out since I am not very experienced with manga. 

This collection chose some of the most famous and discussed Edgar Allan Poe stories. I found the artwork to complement the stories perfectly.
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The art style was so captivating but I, unfortunately, found that Edgar Allan Poe's work as short stories just fell flat for me and I felt like they weren't flushed out to the capacity that they could be. 
Below are my ratings for the individual stories:

The Tell-Tale Heart: 5 Stars
The Cask of Amontillado: 1 Star
The Raven: 2 Stars
The Masque of the Red Death: 3
The Fall of the House of Usher :1 Star

Overall I am rating this one at 2.5 Stars
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Received a digital ARC of this book via NetGalley.

Another author I really enjoy that’s work has been turned into a manga. These classics being converted to manga really give reluctant readers a chance to experience the classics in a form that is easy to read and enjoy.
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Okay, I loved this one! The graphics especially are SUPER awesome, and I'm in awe! Every story has its own graphic style, and it's just brilliant. I'm all for colored graphics but this is one of the few ones that's just amazing with black and white. I loved it. As for the stories, they are told brilliantly too, accompanied so well with the graphics, and dare I say these graphics added so much to these classic stories. Absolutely do not miss out on this one if you are a fan of Poe! Very much recommended.
Thanks so much to Netgalley, and publishers for the eARC. All opinions are my own.
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