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Disquiet Heart I liked this book almost as much as the first one The idea of Edgar Allen Poe as a fictional character was new to me then I also liked Augie and some of the other characters This book was a great travel read This book was much darker than the first one. After the death of his beloved wife, a devastated Poe decides that a change of scenery is in order He has been invited to Pittsburgh by a wealthy benefactor, Dr Alfred Brunrichter, a man of intriguing contradiction who on the one hand was fascinated by subjects so macabre that even Poe did not wish to consider, while on the other hand was solicitous of Poe s comfort in e As the second of the two books, this certainly lived up to the standards set by the first Silva is a talented linguist, words so rich to describes Poe s melancholy over losing his beloved Sissie and his vulnerability to flattery and alcohol I wanted to cry for him Augies loyalty, their new unlikely friends during such a horrific murder spree in Philadelphiait s all so well done And gripping And totally worth your time. Good follow up in the Poe series, Poe s sidekick Augie really grows in this story, going from adolescent to a wise mature man. Augie Dubbins, now a teenager, meets back up with Poe after receiving word of Virginia s death A letter from Alfred Brunrichter, a prominent scientist doctor of Pittsburgh, invites Poe to the city for a few readings and, as a plus, the fawning admiration of the local literary society The pair accept travel to the city, only to find themselves tangled in another mystery young girls from the area have been disappearing without a trace from the busy streets Both our protagonists try to solv Augie Dubbins, now a teenager, meets back up with Poe after receiving word of Virginia s death A letter from Alfred Brunrichter, a prominent scientist doctor of Pittsburgh, invites Poe to the city for a few readings and, as a plus, the fawning admiration of the local literary society The pair accept travel to the city, only to find themselves tangled in another mystery young girls from the area have been disappearing without a trace from the busy streets Both our protagonists try to solve the crime Augie to help propel himself into a career as a journalist, Poe to reclaim his status as the father of the detective novel But the relationship between the two has altered over the past seven years, causing plenty of arguments and misunderstandings.DH is an ok sequel but doesn t totally live up to On Night s Shore A Novel There is so much going on here, so many feints clues that I actually thought the real mystery was muchcomplex than it turned out to be A lengthy conversation on cannibalism must mean that there s some really gory stuff coming up, right No The luxurious overindulgence of glass objects in the doctor s house in a city known for its iron works must mean there s some connection to his smithy the bodies that disappear without a trace, right No The wild intoxicated parties that happen in a house full of spyholes must mean some seriously fucked up libertine is behind all of this, right No Oooooo kay While all of the above details set up an atmosphere ripe for a character like Poe to fall into a literal landscape of his imagination, nothing really pays off plot wise, but gives readers some thought as to what could have been.On top of the mystery though is the strained relationship between Augie Poe, which Silvis captures well The conflicting motives of compassion disgust that define their interactions underlines the teenager parent relationship that the two fall into I also enjoyed Augie s determination to remake himself into someone else his drive reflects the timeless bold youthfulness that we Americans seem to idolize in the arts From his name change to his attraction to journalism to his desire to run off to Mexico despite the peril all recall writers like Stephen Crane, Jack London Ernest Hemingway Silvis may have used these writers as a model but he is able to gesture to them while still keeping Augie s characterization intact One flaw though is that Augie is retelling this story as an older man frequently interjects laments about how impetuous he was or how he misunderstood something These statements grow tiresome seem to be added to patch some of thethreadbare story moments.A brisk read entertaining enough for those who want to revisit Silvis s take on Poe But this story isfor the completists than anyone coming to the novel without knowing the previous book This was a fun read, for a couple of reasons Firstly, it is a fictional mystery involving Edgar Allen Poe and that is never a bad thing Secondly, this particular mystery is set in the Pittsburgh of 1849, and as someone who lived there for 10 years it was fascinating reading a depiction of the city or cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny City at that time, picturing how it must have been as bustling port city This was an enjoyable read, the main characters are well written and the book moves a This was a fun read, for a couple of reasons Firstly, it is a fictional mystery involving Edgar Allen Poe and that is never a bad thing Secondly, this particular mystery is set in the Pittsburgh of 1849, and as someone who lived there for 10 years it was fascinating reading a depiction of the city or cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny City at that time, picturing how it must have been as bustling port city This was an enjoyable read, the main characters are well written and the book moves at a good clip It you are a fan of all things Poe, and historical literary fiction, you might enjoy this book The Poe Series by Randall Silvis 2 books is historical fiction mixing real information about the life of Edgar Allen Poe with fictional murder mysteries Poe doing the investigative work, etc The books are narrated by a street rat who befriends Poe and tags along on through all the adventure I really liked the first book, but this 2nd one took a while to get going More bang for the buck toward the end, but not really as good as the first You learn a lot about Poe though, which is fun The Poe Series by Randall Silvis 2 books is historical fiction mixing real information about the life of Edgar Allen Poe with fictional murder mysteries Poe doing the investigative work, etc The books are narrated by a street rat who befriends Poe and tags along on through all the adventure I really liked the first book, but this 2nd one took a while to get going More bang for the buck toward the end, but not really as good as the first You learn a lot about Poe though, which is fun


About the Author: Randall Silvis

Randall Silvis is the internationally acclaimed author of over a dozen novels, one storycollection, and one book of narrative nonfiction Also a prize winning playwright, aproduced screenwriter, and a prolific essayist, he has been published and produced invirtually every field and genre of creative writing His numerous essays, articles, poems and short stories have appeared in the Discovery Channel magazines, The Writer, Prism International, Short Story International, Manoa, and numerous other online and print magazines His work has been translated into 10 languages Silvis s many literary awards include two writing fellowships from the NationalEndowment for the Arts, the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize, a Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Award, six fellowships for his fiction, drama, and screenwriting from the Pennsylvania Council On the Arts, and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree awarded for distinguished literary achievement.


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