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Poe It s Halloween and life is grim for twenty three year old Dimitri Petrov It s the one year anniversary of his parents deaths he s stuck on page one thousand of his Rasputin zombie novel and he make

  • Title: Poe
  • Author: J. Lincoln Fenn
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  • Page: 173
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Poe By J. Lincoln Fenn, It s Halloween, and life is grim for twenty three year old Dimitri Petrov It s the one year anniversary of his parents deaths, he s stuck on page one thousand of his Rasputin zombie novel, and he makes his living writing obituaries.But things turn from bleak to terrifying when Dimitri gets a last minute assignment to cover a s ance at the reputedly haunted Aspinwall MansIt s Halloween, and life is grim for twenty three year old Dimitri Petrov It s the one year anniversary of his parents deaths, he s stuck on page one thousand of his Rasputin zombie novel, and he makes his living writing obituaries.But things turn from bleak to terrifying when Dimitri gets a last minute assignment to cover a s ance at the reputedly haunted Aspinwall Mansion.There, Dimitri meets Lisa, a punk rock drummer he falls hard for But just as he s about to ask her out, he unwittingly unleashes malevolent forces, throwing him into a deadly mystery When Dimitri wakes up, he is in the morgue icy cold and haunted by a cryptic warning given by a tantalizing female spirit.As town residents begin to turn up gruesomely murdered, Dimitri must play detective in his own story and unravel the connections among his family, the Aspinwall Mansion, the female spirit, and the secrets held in a pair of crumbling antiquarian books If he doesn t, it s quite possible Lisa will be the next victim.

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    1. Dmitri is in his early 20s and let s face it, he s a slacker He writes obituaries at a newspaper that is the town s version of a Motel 6 His boss is always threatening to fire him, and you know, he kind of deserves it He s a sort of gray character not a bad guy, but he needs work His parents also died recently, so he s basically all alone, drifting Then he meets Lisa He finds a weird ring his dad left behind Strange things start happening We have a spooky, dilapidated house, Lisa s got a crazy b [...]

    2. Let me get straight to my two gripes about Poe, mainly because they involve things not between the covers of this excellent novel First, that book cover I took me a little while to get to this book it was a review copy provided by Netgalley because the cover screams Young Adult It is definitely not YA Also the title is a bit misleading While the title does tie into the book it led me to think the plot may have something to do with the author who wrote all those delicious short stories Sorry, no [...]

    3. Poe is what I would classify as Horror Lite That s not a bad thing, I really like soft core horror stories I m not one of those readers who seeks out books where the boogeyman jumps out of the shadows on the last page and devours the main character.I do enjoy spooky stories with interesting protagonists For me, Poe was a total winner in both categories.Dimitri isn t anything special Or so he thinks.His parents both died unexpectedly a year ago, and since then he s been sort of drifting around in [...]

    4. This might have been rated higher, nearly was, but the detractors were just toowell detracting, distracting and intelligence insulting But first, a digressionI vaguely remember Poe, vaguely remember dismissing it as another YA novel I don t do YA I don t even like the term, it seems like a yet another uber PC exercise in nomenclature that is so preoccupied with not offending, it in fact fails to accurately describe YA is suppose to be according to the official definition appropriate for ages 12 [...]

    5. First Reads Review Poe by J Lincoln FennNot really being a huge reader of horror, I wasn t quite sure what to think of this book as an example of the genre I can say that it was fun enough to read, that the writing was solid, that the mood was sufficiently creepy, that the supernatural elements were revealed in small enough increments that I didn t feel overwhelmed by it or put off This could have been a very good book, really if not for one thing, and that was the relationship between main char [...]

    6. Book Info Genre Dark Urban FantasyReading Level AdultRecommended for fans of dark urban fantasy horrorBook Available Oct 22, 2013 in paperback, Audiobook and e book formatsTrigger Warnings violence, murderMy Thoughts While this book is essentially horror, or dark fantasy, it is also very funny Dimitri has a wonderfully sarcastic and snarky way of looking at the world, and the way he messes with Nate and Bob is a beautiful thing to see The prologue pulls you right into the mystery of the story, a [...]

    7. I had seen this advertised on my Kindle, added it to my TBR list on and then the author sent me a friend request Seeing her posts on the books and some of the reviews for this book made me want to read it all the I just had to read this book and went and borrowed the book from Prime my first book borrowed in like two years of having Prime haha.As soon as I started the story, I was hooked and ended up reading the first 30% in one sitting A few days passed before I was able to pick the Kindle bac [...]

    8. Two weeks Everything you love, own, and cherish, can be gone, liquidated, and lost forever in two weeks Give or take a day Dimitri Petrov is a would be novelist and current obituary writer for an irrelevant newspaper He gets tasked last minute with covering a s ance at a local haunted house on Halloween of course , he meets his dream girl, and there s a lot of awkward conversation where he manages to win her over somehow But his life admittedly goes a bit downhill from there when he manages to f [...]

    9. Great Me, Nate, and a psychic hairdresser spending the first anniversary of my parents death in some kind of decrepit mansion that s probably a death trap and will certainly set off my mold allergies I m just going to confess up front that I m a classic scaredy cat 364 days a year I steadfastly avoid any books that are likely to be frightening, but there is every now and then a book that makes me throw caution to the wind it goes without saying it that I then spend the next 364 days regretting t [...]

    10. Well, I m impressed This was a really great read, especially considering it s the author s debut novel though I will say, the title is a tad misleading and I wouldn t classify technically this book as horror There are horror aspects, sure, as it s a ghost story and has a fair amount of gore, but there s also an element of paranormal fantasy and a little mystery thrown in for good measure I think it was all really well crafted I loved the atmosphere, I thought the character s voices sounded genui [...]

    11. I m not sure where to start with this review It can be summed up with one word though WOW This was a well written, intense, fast paced book Once I began, I could not stop reading until the very last word The storyline was well thought out and crafted Stephen King could take a few pointers Many times if a book has a paranormal theme, I do a big eye roll because it isn t very plausible Not so with this book I highly recommend this book unless you are faint of heart.

    12. The only reason I didn t award five stars was because I found some parts of the dream sequences and the number of people from the past a little confusing Well written, suspenseful and well developed characters Great job and deserving of the 2013 Breakthrough Novel award for Fantasy Sci Fi.

    13. Book 65 for 2017 AWSFF Breakthrough Novel Award Science Fiction, Fantasy, HorrorBetter World Books A fantasy novel A book by a female writerGenreLand November MysteryFollow the Clues Trail 2, Clue 4PopSugar s Ultimate Reading Challenge max 3 An audiobook A book with a title that s a character s name A book set around a holiday other than ChristmasThe Legendary Book Club of Habitica s Ultimate Reading Challenge A book set around a holiday other than Christmas Yule Hannakuh Kwanzaa Festivus etc.Bo [...]

    14. After reading the hype about this book, I was excited to get my hands on a copy After reading the book s summary, my expectations became even higher, and I couldn t wait to start reading it Long story pardon the pun short This is one of those rare cases where my high expectation were absolutely met The story is comprised of so many elements that it s bound to appeal to any number of readers on some level Most obviously, the story hinges around the events that occur after a seance in a haunted ho [...]

    15. Poe by J Lincoln Fenn probably isn t a genre of book I d usually read, but something about it screamed to me Read me , so I obeyed.The plot is fairly simple Dimitri fell into a deep ish depression when his parents passed away He d dropped out of college and was getting nowhere on his novel He did, barely, have a job writing the local obituaries On Halloween, his boss gave him yet another chance to save his job head on out to the local dilapidated mansion and write up a story on the experience As [...]

    16. I loved this book and look forward to by this author It came up as a recommendation on my Kindle, I downloaded a free excerpt, and then bought the book to keep reading I thought it was a highly enjoyable novel by a new author It has elements of horror but at its core this is of a mystery with supernatural elements with a bit or romance and coming of age thrown in It reminds me of books that I read in my youth that merged haunted houses with post cognition as opposed to true time travel the hea [...]

    17. A beautifully grim horror thriller and love story that had me smiling at times and also had me uneasy at times, especially reading it alone after dark The wit and sarcasm of the main character is something that I enjoyed The budding relationship between him and the leading lady was natural and without any clich s one would expect in a young adult genre One of the best books I have read in this genre with lovely passages which can be quoted There are also references to Russian culture, as well as [...]

    18. I won this book from GR in exchange for a honest review honestly I really liked it it s one of those books you start reading then look up and hours hours have pastese are some notes I jotted down while reading through the book the first few chapters are rather depressing, or you feel Dimitri s depression over the loss of his parents.I loved, loved, loved Aspinwall I wanted to know every last detail about he house I loved the flash back scenes s really nice following Dimitri we first meet him and [...]

    19. 3.5 Stars for Story, 4 Stars for Luke Daniels NarrationMini Review The story had a few twists and turns that I didn t quite expect I liked it much than I thought I would Thus far, this is the best narration I ve heard by Luke Daniels He is a favorite narrator for several of my friends but I don t always enjoy his take on books This was a great story to continue the spooky tales trend I had going for Halloween The author did a good job because I was left wanting to see what else will be in store [...]

    20. I received this book for free through NetGalley for an honest review.I was really happy that I decided to get this book, it caught me off guard and made me love the characters The writing was fun but still managed to convey a feeling of menace, maybe because even the bad guy had a sense of humor The characters are all well developed and give you a sense of reality in who they are and who they may become I could identify with each of the characters on one level or another and that just made it ev [...]

    21. This book when I first heard about it immediately went up to the top of my list If you recall, I really liked 14, and this book scratched a similar itch It has mystery, suspense, romance, humor and was enthralling from the moment I picked it up I m sure you can guess where this review is going but if want to humor me and keep reading I won t mind The main character has this wonderful dry sense of humor that I found relatable and the way he would look at and comment about things around him always [...]

    22. I gave this book five out of five stars, and I need to remember to not read J Lincoln Fenn s work when I m home alone This book was awesomely scary, laugh out loud funny, and touching in unexpected ways The characters are strong and relatable The plot had interesting twists that made the read enjoyable and hard to put down.What I loved about this book 1 The humor, I never expected this book to make me laugh as much as it did For me any book of the horror genre that can make me laugh as much as t [...]

    23. When obituary writer Dmitri Petrov lands a gig covering the reportedly haunted Aspinwall Mansion, he finds himself in the middle of a family mystery with maybe a few too many coincidences.I went into Poe with limited expectations, having read mixed reviews of what some term a novel rife with sophomoric humor Poe feels like a young adult novel in terms of voice, though not with regard to content The blurb talks about gruesome murders, of which there are a couple scenes that yes, are a little dist [...]

    24. Don t let the title fool you Poe isn t about Edgar but I think he would have enjoyed this work It is instead a supernatural occult thriller that is genuinely different from anything I have read before The reluctant hero is D Peters, an obituary writer for a small town newspaper who bumbles through life after the death of his parents When his boss decides that he should write an article about a haunted mansion on the outskirts of town his life changes forever He nearly dies, hell he s almost auto [...]

    25. I adore this book Right from the beginning I felt a connection with the main character The prologue hooked me in and made me want to keep reading to find out what would happen next One of the things that kept me interested in this story was the rather pessimistic optimism of the main character He looked at life in a similar way to myself and I laughed out loud on multiple occasions This is one of those books that you have to be rather careful reading when you are in public if you don t want the [...]

    26. It was Halloween night and it marked the one year anniversary of the death of Dimitri parents Dimitri is writing a book about Rasputin but seems to have writers block He is a 23 year old man who works at the local paper writing obituaries Dimitri gets a last minute assignment to cover the seance at the old haunted Aspinwall Manor There he meets Lisa and falls for her hard There is a psychic who is conducting the seance but the seance doesn t goes as planned and all hell breaks loose Dimitri wake [...]

    27. I started reading Poe in the morning before work, and I finished it that evening As I raced through the book, I had my own theories about Dimitri s history, his parents, and Lisa s family some of which were right, others not so much Either way, J Lincoln Fenn combines horror, mystery, humor, supernatural suspense, and romance in a neat little bundle The plot moves smoothly, with perfect twists and turns, each action leading to another logical action Characters and plot devices are all introduced [...]

    28. Book Review originally published here iheartreading mini revI thought it was young adult, turns out it s not, but it still reads like one Dimitri is an okay main character I wasn t really that fond of him, but he turned out all right Aspinwall Mansion is almost a character on its own, and some of the scenes are deliciously creepy The writing is atmospheric and suitable for a gothic horror novel Unfortunately the story lacked originality, and while the writing was atmospheric and haunting, the bo [...]

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