The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is Edgar Allan Poe’s only complete novel, published in 1838.
The work relates the tale of the young Arthur Gordon Pym who stows away aboard a whaling ship called Grampus. Various adventures and mis-adventures befall Pym including shipwreck, mutiny and cannibalism. The story starts out as a fairly conventional adventure at sea, but it becomes increasingly strange and hard to classify in later chapters, involving religious symbolism and the Hollow Earth. Summary from Wikipedia(6 hr 22 min)
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One Issue: Chapters 14&15
The accent at chapters 14 and 15 was unbearable! But other than that, terrific reading of a terrific story
It wasn't necessarily bad. Im not fond of Poe to begin with. His unnecessary gruesome style towards his characters irritates me. The foreign lady that read a couple chapters in the middle should never read an english book again. It almost ruined the entire book for me. Terrible ending.
LEAVRS YOU HANGING
The first section until the rescue from the hulk is vintage Poe. His vivid descriptions of entrapment and physical deprivations are matched by no other author. After this, however, he is out of his element and seems to lose intetrst and cohesiveness. The abrupt endind gives lie to the assertion that this was his only COMPLETE novel. Verne's sequel will hopefully be more satisfying.
Some of the readers were rather bad but overall a great effort.
very good book, I am glad Jules Verne wrote the sequel. readers were good, all except one :( I have never complained about a volunteer, but I feel I must warn others. if you can get past the 2 chapters she read then it is an awesome book! on that note I do want to say thank you very much for the time all volunteers took to read this great book.