"The Oblong Box" statement

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Not a question, just a statement. If you have not read "The Oblong Box," don't waste your time. I believe the story was written intelligently, but the plot lacked creativity. Seemed as though the main character was too nosey and I knew the ending long before I ever got there. Other than that, I love Poe's work.

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2000


Re: "The Oblong Box" . . . How much of the lack of creativity and your knowing the end of the story might be due to the fact that the plot of the story has been repeated a zillion times since it was written more than 150 years ago?

-- Anonymous, April 25, 2000

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