Lament for the House of Arender by Joshua Hampton

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Lester Curtis
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I don't know, bd . . . maybe Hampton was trying to compose a sequel or epilogue to Poe's work, but -- putting them side by side, I don't really see a whole lot of similarity beyond the mood and a LITTLE bit of the rhyme and rhythm . . .

I guess i just can't quite figure out what you're complaining about . . .
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Well, that was -- interesting . . .

By looking at the preview available at Amazon, I now see the poem in context, as part of a larger work -- very nicely done, by the way, even though I'm not much of a fan of that genre. Maybe that's what caused bottomdweller's sudden reversal.

I've been amazed at times, seeing some of the unintended interpretations readers (myself included) place on the works presented to them, but bottomdweller's visceral reaction strikes me as having been out of proportion. I think it best to leave her to solve the mystery of that for herself.

Mr. Hampton, I salute your level-headedness in the face of bd's remarks, and look forward to more from you, both in story and commentary on the forum.
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