“The Black Cat” is one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most memorable stories. The tale centers around a black cat and the subsequent deterioration of a man.
“Yet mad I am not…and very surely do I not dream.”
This is one of few Poe works that I have read but I am stunned at his ability to scare his reader.
This story is dark, disturbing and horrific. Told from the perspective of a man made angry and aggressive from an alcohol addiction, this story moves through the motions of his life. From happy young animal loving boy, to wife and animal abuser.
Excellent tension building is done in this novel and I fully understand why this is recognised as one of his most memorable stories.
Karma’s a bitch, don’t fuck with cats!