Suspense / Thriller

Paranoia, Revenge, Murder – Let’s Get Poed

November 9, 2012
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Indie author Candy  Korman

You’re invited to spend the night in The Usher Institute for the Study of Criminal Psychopathology.

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In Candy Korman‘s new suspense thriller “POED,” the clinic’s director takes you inside a contemporary version of Edgar Allan Poe’s dark and twisted world.

The Usher, an exclusive clinic housing the most heinous killers in New York City, also prides itself on burying the deadliest secrets of the city’s most prominent families.

It’s an original Gothic tale of horror that serves as homage to some of Poe’s most famous stories

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Are these “Poe-ish times”?

Sure are, says Candy Korman. In a recent post at Candy’s Monsters, she writes:

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I know that many readers find Edgar Allan Poe’s writing style to be antiquated (convoluted, confusing & a bit too lavish), but I think we live in a time that Poe would understand.

During his lifetime, Poe’s most notable stories were largely ignored or misunderstood. He made more money as a critic with scathing reviews of his contemporaries. His rabid approach to tearing into the work of his contemporaries is a slower, print version, of the cultural and political critics on TV, radio and the Internet today.

Candy says the themes that dominate Poe’s works – revenge, addiction, obsession, violence – are, as they say, ripped from today’s headlines.

Poe didn’t have car chases, computer hacking, electronic surveillance equipment, forensic investigators or the Internet, but the essential ingredients — the people in his stories — are very much like the characters in contemporary fiction.

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4 Responses to Paranoia, Revenge, Murder – Let’s Get Poed

  1. Ireca
    November 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    This sounds very interesting.

  2. May 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I can’t say enough how Candy’s work. She a true talent and all-around gem of a writer.

    • May 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      *about not how… it’s late ;)

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