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Stories of lost love, lost ways . . . and lost minds. Gris Grimly's mysterious, morbid, and macabre illustrations capture four Poe classics with an unmatchable ghoulish charm. This second installment of illustrated Poe tales, a companion to Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness, includes the perennial favorite The Tell Tale Heart, as well as The System of Dr. TarrStories of lost love, lost ways . . . and lost minds. Gris Grimly's mysterious, morbid, and macabre illustrations capture four Poe classics with an unmatchable ghoulish charm. This second installment of illustrated Poe tales, a companion to Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness, includes the perennial favorite The Tell Tale Heart, as well as The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether, The Oblong Box, and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar. With little trimming and lots of gory visuals, these stories have never looked better or more frightening....

Title : Tales of Death and Dementia
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ISBN : 9781416950257
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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Tales of Death and Dementia Reviews

  • Ruth
    2019-03-14 10:43

    Gris Grimlys Illustrationen passen perfekt zu Poes Geschichten, das steht gar nicht in Frage. Wie er das Unheimliche in Szene setzt und die Figuren samt ihren Dialoge belebt, ist einfach großartig. Allerdings hat mir die Zusammenstellung der Geschichten für diesen Band nicht ganz so behagt: Das verräterische Herz, bekannte Schullektüre, bildet die Eröffnung und wird von Das System des Dr. Teer und Prof. Feder gefolgt, einem skurrilen Ausflug in eine Irrenanstalt. Danach geht es zu einer wilden Meeresreise mit Die längliche Kiste und endet bei Die Tatsachen im Falle Waldemar – beides Erzählungen, die mich nicht so vom Hocker gerissen haben. Wenn ich mir jedoch den Originaltitel anschaue unter dem diese Sammlung veröffentlicht wurde, nämlich Tales of Death and Dementia, macht die Komposition der vier Geschichten wiederum Sinn und wirkt stringent. Etwas, das sich mir beim deutschen Titel nicht entschlossen hat. Aber nun genug der Wortklauberei ...

  • Melissa
    2019-03-02 07:59

    In celebration of Poe's birthday it is only fitting to read a book of his stories. The stories are wonderfully retold with the amazing artwork of Gris Grimly. I enjoyed it and the artwork helped bring the stories to life.

  • ♠ Tabi ♠
    2019-02-24 13:56

    This was deliciously creepy and morbid, as all Poe-ish things should be. The drawings were more on the absurd side of comedy, but they were a clever addition to these classic tales of the bizarre and horrific.

  • Mandi Casutt
    2019-03-03 05:54

    very good and creepy great for this season

  • Whitney Maas
    2019-03-14 06:58

    All of my favorite EAP stories in one Grimly illustrated collection? dream. come. true.:)

  • Kelly
    2019-03-24 06:51

    Another wonderful Poe book, full of wonderful illustrations!

  • Cheryl
    2019-03-15 09:41

    The illustrations make this so much of a pleasure to read. Highly recommend this to anyone wanting to try Edgar Allan Poe.

  • Nicola Mansfield
    2019-03-13 10:45

    It's hard to decide a suitable age for this book, as children differ, but at whatever age your child can handle the gruesome artwork, they can handle the book. Presented here are four of Poe's most horrifying works that deal with death and madness: The Tell-Tale Heart, The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, The Oblong Box, and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar. Being a fan of Poe's since I was 11, I have recently become quite fond of reading illustrated versions of his stories and poems and this quite tops the ranks. Omitting "The Oblong Box" for a minute we have three very horrifying, and two downright gruesome tales that Grimly has illustrated with a superb craft for the Gothic gore that brings these tales to shocking life. Back to all four stories now, Grimly's illustrations of people gone mad is simply chilling. While Poe *has* been abridged, it is well worth it to see this presentation of work in such a visual manner. The book is not your typical graphic novel; there are no frames nor word bubbles. What we have instead is fully illustrated pages with blocks of text artistically placed on the page. Though there are also some pages where the text is not blocked, even then it is placed to suit the pictures. Rather than calling this a book, I call it a piece of art and highly recommend it to Poe's fans. It would also make a fantastic introduction to the author's work. This book is a follow up to a previous book of Poe that Grimly illustrated; you can be sure I'll be reading that one soon too.

  • Riona
    2019-03-12 13:07

    I stumbled across this while browsing the Young Adult section of my local library, and while I'm still working on the first volume of the free, public domain Works of Edgar Allen Poe on my kindle, I thought this would be a fun way to enjoy some of Poe's other tales.This book includes abridged versions of 4 stories: "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether", "The Oblong Box", and "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar". I had only read the first previously (and it was a long time ago), so I can't really comment as to how these abridged versions hold up to the originals. Each page is fully illustrated with beautiful, macabre full-color artwork by Gris Grimly that complements the text wonderfully. On some pages, various scenes are depicted in frames like a graphic novel, whereas others are large two-page spreads with just a few lines of text, like a more traditional children's picture book. It's definitely an enjoyable way to spend an hour or so.I understand that there is a companion volume to this, so I'll be checking that one out as well.

  • Patricia
    2019-03-13 06:54

    Hátizé…kicsit kiábrándultam. Se a sztorik, se a képek nem olyan jók, mint az első kötetben, az egésznek olyan nagyon másodvonalbeli hangulata volt. Az egyetlen érdekesebb része a M. Vandemar-os fejezet, mert tele van ilyen anatómiai rajzokkal, amik tök jól visszaadják a hangulatot, és nem a szokásos Grimly. A többinél sokszor kidolgozatlanok a rajzok, egyáltalán nem találják el a történet hangulatát, és kicsik. Direkt megnéztem a Rémtörténetekben, ott gyakran vannak egész oldalas, vagy majdnem egész oldalas illusztrációk, itt meg két 2 centis fej ismétlődik 8 oldalon keresztül, mert csak annyi történik, hogy beszélgetnek. Lehetett volna jobban rajzolható, cselekményesebb novellákat választani, de ahogy néztem, Grimly is elég tartalékon működött ennél a kötetnél, és legjobb esetben is közepes, amit produkált.Olyan volt az egész, hogy sikeres lett az első rész, össze kellett válogatni egy másodikat, de már csak az Áruló szív maradt az ismert novellák közül, ezért bele kellett még szenvedni hármat, amikről aztán kiderült, hogy nem véletlenül ismerik őket kevesebben. Unalmasak, rossz a dramaturgiájuk, nevetséges ötletre épülnek…stb. Ha nem lenne célom összegyűjteni Grimly könyveit, akkor most nagyon mérges lennék, hogy megvettem ezt a kötetet.

  • Rachel
    2019-02-25 05:38

    Tales of Death and Dementia is a collection of four of Poe's stories involving some form of madness, which is brilliantly illustrated by Gris Grimly (that has got to be a pen name!). The four stories included in this book are The Tell-Tale Heart (the most familiar of the the stories), The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether, The Oblong Box, and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar. Each of the stories include Poe's well-known darkness, and he certainly seemed to have a good handle on the nature of madness. Each story is a little creepy, particularly The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, while others are pretty funny, like The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether. In any case, Gris Grimly does an excellent job of capturing the story in pictures. He is particularly talented when drawing crazy-eyes. Seriously.This book offered a fun, new way to read Poe. The stories are short, but fully realized; the illustrations are awesome; and the book is quick to read through. I'd recommend it to anyone, especially those who are fans of Poe or into graphic novels.

  • Lydia
    2019-03-23 12:50

    The jacket description reads: "While the original stories have been neatly nipped and tucked, the dread, the gore, and the horror still reaches otherworldly heights." I must heartily agree with this description.Poe's works are not typically thought of as the stuff fit for middle readers, but Grimly's illustrations help change that. Laid out in a fashion that is part comic-book, part narrative (with no dialogue bubbles), the goulash cartoon drawings create a world that is both fiction yet ethereal.Not for the faint-of-heart, but most definitely for fans of dark humor and classic tragedies, this collection illuminates the first glimpse of a twisted classic for young readers. Companion to Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness, the last stanza may say it best: "Upon the bed, before the whole company, there lay a nearly liquid mass of loathsome -- of detestable putridity."No one says it quite like Poe.

  • Cortnei Brown
    2019-03-07 09:40

    If you're looking for a book that's filled with gore, this is definitely the book. "Tales of Death and Dementia" leaves you wondering what's going to happen next. I'd like to crown this book the king of mystery because of how much suspense it leaves me in. Edgar Allen Poe's writing style in this book makes you think at times, "What does that mean?" or "What did they say" because of how classy and elegant he may sound. I've also thought of it as being fictional in a dystopian way. I really liked this book because of the exaggeration it gives off. The story also has a way to pull you in to the point where you feel like you're actually there. The illustrators picture were also very well drawn and I like how it gives off a cartoonish look. I give this book a 5/5 stars. This book should be recommended to 13+ because of its goriness.

  • Sarah Sammis
    2019-02-23 10:07

    Gris Grimly's illustrated four story volume Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia made it to the short list of the 2009 Cybils. I love Poe's stories and Grimly's illustrations do help bring them to life but we quickly disqualified the book because it's not a graphic novel. It's four illustrated and abridged stories.The book contains four shortened versions of "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether", "The Oblong Box", and "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" all illustrated and lettered as if they were graphic novel chapters. For younger teens who perhaps haven't read Poe yet, Gris Grimly's book would be a good introduction to the author. For graphic novel enthusiasts though it falls short.

  • Melissa
    2019-03-16 07:08

    Having never read any Poe, I dutifully picked this (and "Tales of Mystery & Madness) at the local library for some Halloween reading. And boy, was it good! It included abridged versions of "The Tell Tale Heart", "The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether", "The Oblong Box", and "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar". All thrilling tales with a touch (or sometimes more) of the macabre, Matt and i loved every minute of reading these aloud to each other. Gris Grimly's illustrations just added to the mystique and morbidity. My only complaint is that the stories were abridged, so I do still want to go back and read the originals sometime!

  • Genevieve
    2019-02-27 08:05

    It was a little hard to understand the writing, but then I got used to it a little while later. I'm not upset by this fact, since this was written over a century ago. Probably almost two. My favourite story has to be The Oblong Box. I must say, the contents of the box surprised even me. Just the whole story amazed me. The illustrations are beautiful. They are peculiar, but I feel that they match the stories perfectly. I might have not been able to understand the stories if there weren't any pictures.... This is a little embarrassing to admit. I loved the stories, I loved the illustrations, hence the 5 stars it deserves.

  • Shacoria
    2019-03-24 10:51

    There are 4 stories in this book. The illustrations greatly add to the book. They make it far more interesting. They even have the effect of adding some comedy to Poe's very morbid stories. Of the 4 stories my opinions are thus:The Tell Tale Heart: This I believe to be Poe's greatest work. I love this story. The narrator is fascinating in that he continuously states that he is not mad right before showcasing another incident that proves that he is in fact, mad.The Oblong Box: The story is interesting until the very end, but the end is very bad."Tarr And Fether": An entertaining little story"M. Valdemar": I do not like this story. It seems to have no point.

  • Mason Giles
    2019-03-05 05:42

    This book is a collection of four Edger Allan Poe Poems in colluding, The Tell-Tale Heart, The System of Doctor Tarr and the Professor Fethr, The oblong Box and The Facts in the case of M. Valdermar. This book to put is simply is Beautiful. The illustrations are so good and add SO much to the stories presented in this collection. Not only is the art great but the style seems to fit so well with the eerie and morbid tales of Mr. Poe. Every page is covered in detail, The Illustrator Gris Grimly went to great lengths it seems to provide such a great book. Highly recommend this book!

  • Caitlin
    2019-03-05 08:06

    While designed for children, this book will delight Poe fans of all ages. The gruesome and sometimes gross illustrations to these four tales are a perfect counterpoint, and the stories lose nothing from the abridgment. The stories ranged from highly recognizable to a little more obscure: The Tell Tale Heart, The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether, The Oblong Box, and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar.Dark humor, death, and insanity await.If you're giving this to a child, you might want to glance at ALL the illustrations (especially the last story) before handing it over.

  • Heather
    2019-03-15 06:38

    I've decided that Poe really doesn't tell the most original stories, or even the scariest stories. A few of his stories are incredible and they are the ones everyone knows: Tell-Tale Heart, Cask of amontillado, the pit and the pendulum, the raven. The ones in this book I'm sorry to say were far too easy to figure out and I simply got bored.However, the pictures are gorgeous and weird! So I will recommend you at least read Tell Tale Heart to see the pictures.

  • Regina
    2019-02-27 11:39

    First time actually reading Edgar Allen Poe's writings and it was definitely different. If I was still into horror or thrillers I probably would be in like of these dark tales but its a bit too dark for me. His writing however is quite gripping. I enjoyed reading it but I like the sunny side of stories.

  • Chelsy
    2019-03-07 12:53

    Five stars for the illustrations alone, almost. This is Edgar Allan Poe like you've never seen him before.I think I like the first book more, though. It freaked me out a lot more, plus, it had more of my favorite stories in it. My favorite story in this one had to be the last; "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdimere." (I think that's how you spell it :/)So creepy!

  • Katie Florida
    2019-03-13 09:00

    I've always been a fan of Poe, constantly drawn in and intrigued by his surprise endings. And, his take are credit enough on their own, but with the artwork of Gris Grimly, they're taken to a whole new level. I can't call the art beautiful - it's just as much "can't-look-away " as the stories themselves. The art adds to the eerie tone and frightening events told, a beautiful pairing.

  • Danielle Casey
    2019-03-24 14:07

    Well, I didn't read this book for Poe, but because I am a fan of Gris Grimly. The artwork is superb and added a fun and needed element to the works of Poe. The stories of course are classic Poe, the art just clarifies and enhances the story telling. This is one of many Grimly books I own and I will continue to collect them.

  • Elle Kay
    2019-03-08 07:38

    A collection of four Edgar Allan Poe stories concerning madness and skilfully illustrated by Gris Grimly. The stories themselves have been edited, presumably to tailor to the younger reader, however they are suitably grim and bizarre as Poe often is. I think the age group would be 10+ but I suspect, for the artwork alone, adults will get the most out of this collection.

  • Wit
    2019-03-11 07:50

    I adore the illustrations by Gris Grimly in this book. The style he uses works so well with Poe's stories that they fit together naturally and don't overpower the tales. Not bad for a book I bought at a library sale for $1!

  • Julie Rylie
    2019-03-09 06:47

    Wow, the graphics of this book are absolutely amazing (and dark) and really make the tales even more interesting. The cover is of course related to the House of Usher even though that tale is not there.

  • Melanie
    2019-03-03 05:58

    dont u just luvz edgar allen poe? my fav in dis book is the tall tale heart. he probably wouldnt have been caught if he haddnt freaked out! why did he do that anyway? the guy was nuts but it was funny.

  • Randi Kennedy
    2019-02-24 09:41

    Gris Grimly and Edgar Allan Poe are a match made in heaven. Or hell, depending on your worldview. Both are very talented and deeply disturbed. Deeply. This might explain why I like this boom so much.Must procure Grimly's other Poe adaptation...

  • Melle
    2019-03-26 11:41

    Four of E. A. Poe's fine tales illustrated in Gris Grimly's dark style (ala Chas Addams, Tim Burton, Edward Gorey, etc.). Good way to introduce Poe to reluctant readers and or visual learners.