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October's Reading Power Book Club: The Tell-Tale Heart

Posted by Reading Power from Cardiff - Published on 27/09/2013 at 11:00
2 comments » - Tagged as Creative Writing, Topical

  • Edgar Allen Poe

There are many fine things that happen in October; there’s World Mental Health Day, Black History Month and Swn Festival but the big one, the real big one is of course Halloween.

So to celebrate All Hallows' Eve we’ve turned to the macabre, the gothic and the grotesque; we’ve selected one of America’s finest writers. This month we've chosen Edgar Allen Poe.

Not only that but we’re contorting and distorting the very structure of Reading Power Book Club. For we have selected a short story, The Tell-Tale Heart. Not only can you access the text right here, right now but there is also a free audio version here (right-click and "Save Link As..." to download mp3) and a slightly altered but fabulously creepy animation up there on the right. Although it differs a tiny bit it is worth watching just for the narration from the brilliant James Mason.

So there you are, October’s Reading Power Book Club is The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. It takes 10 minutes to read, so let’s have lots of comments! We’d love to hear your thoughts! 

The Reading Power Book Club is an online book club for young people in Cardiff and involves Reading PowerCardiff LibrariesCardiff CouncilTheSprout and you!

What is The Sprout? Â» Reading Power

TheSproutDirect.co.uk Â» Cardiff Libraries

Info Â» Sport & Leisure Â» Interests Â» Literature

Events Â» October 2013's Sprout Editorial Group Meeting

Photo Credit: phil dokas via Compfight cc

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CeefaxOfLife

CeefaxOfLife

Commented 31 months ago - 1st October 2013 - 07:29am

Did anyone else presume that the protagonist was a man? I know the voiceover in the animation is a man's but reading the text, there's no indication of the sex of the narrator.

I thought it was a man straight away, weird.

Tom_Bevan

Tom_Bevan

Commented 30 months ago - 31st October 2013 - 11:46am

Loved this- gripping and dripping in Poe.

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