A Modern Detective

A Modern Detective[Reading] ➿ A Modern Detective Author Edgar Allan Poe – Oaklandjobs.co.uk In these two stories gentleman sleuth C Auguste Dupin, the first fictional detective, investigates the death of a young girl and the grisly murders in the Rue Morgue In these two stories gentleman sleuth C Auguste Dupin, the first fictional detective, investigates the death of a young girl and the grisly murders in A Modern ePUB ✓ the Rue Morgue. I had read both of these short stories towards the end of last year, so I ll keep this review short and simply regurgitate what I said in my review ofThe Murders in the Rue Morgue .Poe s mastery is best displayed in macabre tales of the supernatural, such as The Tell Tale Heart His detective tales are arduous, wordy, and entirely soul destroying to me Dupin, as a famous sleuth, has nothing of the same charm and draw as other fictional detectives I could mention Both of these stories are s I had read both of these short stories towards the end of last year, so I ll keep this review short and simply regurgitate what I said in my review ofThe Murders in the Rue Morgue .Poe s mastery is best displayed in macabre tales of the supernatural, such as The Tell Tale Heart His detective tales are arduous, wordy, and entirely soul destroying to me Dupin, as a famous sleuth, has nothing of the same charm and draw as other fictional detectives I could mention Both of these stories are solved for the reader through Dupin s lengthy monologues, and it s just incredibly tiring Pick up a weird Poe, not a crime solving Poe All the news that s fit to discuss at lengthA duo of Watson Holmes style novellas surrounding the mysterious murders of two young women, herein the parts of Watson and Holmes are played by the narrator and C August Dupin, a Frenchman Paris is our setting Murdered women are discovered The two main characters, not involved in law enforcement whatever, nevertheless get pulled into crime scene analysis.In reality, most of the pages involve Dupin decrypting the very innuendo heavy newspaper artic All the news that s fit to discuss at lengthA duo of Watson Holmes style novellas surrounding the mysterious murders of two young women, herein the parts of Watson and Holmes are played by the narrator and C August Dupin, a Frenchman Paris is our setting Murdered women are discovered The two main characters, not involved in law enforcement whatever, nevertheless get pulled into crime scene analysis.In reality, most of the pages involve Dupin decrypting the very innuendo heavy newspaper articles reporting on the aftermath of the murders, and these reports are rife with baseless factual assertions, false timelines, and speculation in the style of Nancy Grace onlyshrill and less circumspect I found the deductive style of Dupin pretty fun, although 30 consecutive pages of newspaper clipping analysis became tiresome The two men literally spend almost no time at the crime scene s or in any situation except extended conversation, almost entirely from Dupin.Nevertheless, I found this worthy of a read More than half a century before Arthur Conan Doyle s most famous of detectives was born on the page, we have C August Dupin uttering what is surely familiar to most of us in amodern, celluloid form Now, brought to this conclusion in so unequivocal a manner as we are, is it not our part, as reasoners, to reject it on account of apparent impossibilities It is only left for us to prove that these apparent impossibilities are, in reality, not such.One other lacking feature of the narrative there is no nemesis or counterpoint to the analytical hero Without this, tension is less by an order of magnitude I really enjoyed these stories I seem to recall some throw away remark from one of my classes that Poe s Dupin stories might have been a partial inspiration for Conan Doyle s widely famous Sherlock Holmes And I can see why, as I got a similar vibe Since I love the SH stories, I don t find this a problem at all.As for the two stories in this book, I especially liked the first one and read it pretty much in a single sitting The second story, while still being a hoghly interesting mystery, was I really enjoyed these stories I seem to recall some throw away remark from one of my classes that Poe s Dupin stories might have been a partial inspiration for Conan Doyle s widely famous Sherlock Holmes And I can see why, as I got a similar vibe Since I love the SH stories, I don t find this a problem at all.As for the two stories in this book, I especially liked the first one and read it pretty much in a single sitting The second story, while still being a hoghly interesting mystery, was a bit tedious and dragged in places as it consisted almost entirely of monologue and a fair few philosophical, or theoretical musings In the end, I really enjoyed myself as I read this book and want to findof Poe s stories about Dupin One has to admire Poe s use of language and academic prose However, when reading a set of events based upon fictional narrative, it is tedious to have every detail explained scrupulously A Modern Detective is an exhausting and unrewarding read But, props are given to Poe to creating a design of detection that has clearly inspired some of the great murder mysteries All in all, Poe does a terribly, achingly, boring job of what is supposed to be a gripping genre. It was good to see Edgar Allan Poe out of his comfort zone and also see how literary detectives got their start The first story was a good thumping mystery, however the second one read off like a research paper which may have readers dozing off. Poe s two short stories about Auguste Dupin, who really was the first modern detective in the literature, using deduction for solving crimes before Sherlock Holmes and clearly was a blueprint for the creation of the latter. Dupin is amazing I loved both short stories. I thoroughly enjoyed the first story and devoured it in one sitting The second, however, was extremely tedious and consisted entirely of monologue. I liked the first story a lot better than the second. The first of the two stories isn t bad but the second one is tedious.