Poe's mysteries vs. todays mysteries

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From reading Poe's mysteries do you see any elements in his writings that you have seen in today's mystery writers writings? Why or why no

-- Anonymous, January 28, 2000


I think that some authors of today write in somewhat the same way as Poe, but in another way they do not. Some specific authors tend to use the descriptions and gruesome scences like Poe. Most of the time they don't get so descriptive like what Poe uses but they do have some in some ways. It depdends on who the author is and what type of writing they like.

-- Anonymous, January 28, 2000

I think that Poe's writing is diffrent from some other authors of today because he is very in depth with the details of his short stories. There are very few authors that write about all the grusome details. I think that is what makes the story fun and more interesting to read.

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2000

I think Poe's stories are very different than most horror stories today. Many of the stories or novels written today are really far fetched. Poe doesn't go so far as to make up fiction characters to make the plot more interesting to the readers. He doesn't have to!

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2000

Today's mystery writers probably aquired their attention to detail from Poe. In Never Bet the Devil Your Head, Poe uses graphic accounts of Toby Dammit's injury and you see that in novels from people like Stephen King.

-- Anonymous, February 01, 2000

I haven't read very many mystery books but I do believe that some of Poe's traits are in the writings. For instantce, mysteries that I have read usually follow a logical basis where for every action there is an explaination for what happened. Poe does use this in some of his works. Also, writers are using more satire and ironie in their works.

-- Anonymous, May 22, 2000

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