The Compulsive Reader: Shelf Discovery: Steampunk Poe

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Shelf Discovery: Steampunk Poe

Shelf Discovery is a feature in which I highlight one book that I have found while prowling the shelves of the independent bookstore I work at it. These books aren't necessarily YA books; they're books that have discovered and find interesting or unique. I hope you do too. 

I was processing an order when I stumbled upon this little book. At first I had a little trouble deciding where to put it (Classics didn't seem right, so I ended up popping it in YA). Steampunk Poe is not a book of re-written Poe stories in steampunk settings. Rather, it is a collection of his original, untouched stories accompanied with steampunk illustrations. I've read so many of Poe's stories through the years, so while I didn't take the time to read the book cover to cover, I did flip through it and look at the pictures. They are really well done and fascinating. It's easy to unlock a whole other world when looking at these and reading the stories--Poe's words really to lend themselves to a steampunk setting.

This is an excellent book for fans of Poe or steampunk in general--very imaginative! It's a great idea.


LinWash said...

I took a peek at this on Amazon. The illustrations are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. I love Poe so much, I could start a whole Poe blog if I had the time...

~ Farah @ Broken Penguins

Stephanie P said...

Looks so cool! I definitely have not seen this one around, thanks for the head's up! I'll have to check it out!