The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales - Edgar Allan Poe, Matthew Pearl

What a difference 39 years makes!  I read this book in approximately 1975 (I think I was 3 :D) and loved it.  If there would have been goth at that time period, I would have been part of it.  I read all of scary, sad, occult books I could get my hands on and read all of Poe's works.

 

Now when I picked up this book the first couple of pages were making me think, "What the hell!"  Then I started noticing the obvious comparisons to Sherlock Holmes so I was a little more interested, but I ended up being almost bored by this book.  I found a few other "classics" that have not done well with a re-read.  This is one of them.  2-1/2 stars.