Friday, July 10, 2009

Poe Fridays: The Gold Bug

The Gold Bug is a longer short filled with mystery and intrigue (click here to read it). Mr. William Legrand finds a bug that appears to be made of gold. His servant, Jupiter, fears he was bit and is plunging into complete insanity. Upon request, the narrator joins the two on an adventure . . . whether insane or not, only the ending will tell.

I really enjoyed this short! It was filled with stories of hidden treasure, secret codes, and all the expected doubt that comes along with it. It kept me guessing. You never know with Poe if he is writing about the darkness or simply keeping you in the dark! I just love his logic and the glimpse the reader gets into the author’s complex mind.

Poe Fridays is hosted by Kristen at We Be Reading. Click here to see her thoughts on this short story.

Next Week: The Devil in the Belfry

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