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The Oval Portrait (1842) by Edgar Allan Poe

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Man discovers an exceptionally lifelike painting of a beautiful young woman, then learns what happened to her as a result of its creation. Hackneyed and predictable for modern readers.

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The Oblong Box (1844) by Edgar Allan Poe

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On a ship voyage to New York, a man becomes increasingly curious about the large oblong box to which his uncommunicative friend has such an unusual attachment. Routine mystery.

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Now Let Us Sleep (1957) by Avram Davidson

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An intelligent alien species is systematically wiped out by humans who see its value as purely recreational. Bleak commentary on mankind’s cruelty, unrelieved by its weak and ineffective “hero.” Davidson’s unique and unpleasant twist on the tale involves the use to which the females of the species are put.

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Champion by Marie Lu | Book Review

Champion (Legend #3)
by Marie Lu

Genre: Dystopia/Young Adult
Publication Date: 5 November 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 369
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought

Summary (from Goodreads):  531 more words

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Moss Island (1930) by Carl Jacobi

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Unlikely horror story about a university student making a geological survey of the title island, miraculously discovering in the process a solution, “rarer than radium,” which causes vastly accelerated growth in moss. Slow-developer that ends confusingly.

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#41 Hillside II Park - Saginaw Ave.

Hillside (II) Park is on the corner of 12th Street and Saginaw Ave., across the road from Hillside (I) Park. The parking is street parking, and probably bothers the neighbors when the park is busy. 257 more words

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Metzengerstein (1832) by Edgar Allan Poe

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Young baron reaps the vengeance of his hated neighbors in the form of a fabulous horse with which he becomes fascinated. An uneasy mix of atmosphere and narrative, neither of which amount to much in the end. 15 more words

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