Book Review – The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe


“Above all was the sense of hearing acute – I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How then, am I mad?”

Be still, my disembodied heart!
Creepy and thought-provoking crime classic about a man who insists he isn’t mad, but simply has “acute senses”, who is driven to murder an old man because he supposedly has the Evil Eye.

He almost gets away with it, but his hubris gets the best of him… that, and the sound of the dead man’s heartbeat, growing more and more deafening as the man’s body grows more rotten beneath the floor…
Not as imprinting as some of Poe’s other stories, but is an important early work of crime-based horror. 4.5/5

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