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Finally set up my @earlybirdbooksofficial Summer 2019 reading challenge in my #commonplacebook — I have two books finished: The Power by @naomi_alderman and Next Level Basic by @stassischroeder. My #watercolor pencils and my erasable @pilotpenusa #frixion pens are my friends. The space is for summaries (pages read), best quotes, and printed IG photos, if any.

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Book Review: Charmer by Jack Olsen

Charmer: The True Story of a Ladies' Man and His Victims
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Charmer: The True Story of a Ladies’ Man and His Victims by Jack Olsen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Minus one star for the misleading (and arguably offensive) title and subtitle. The only way “Ladies’ Man” applies is if you are looking at the “Charmer” as an incel pickup artist. Which may be the point–I don’t know. He’s a scam artist, a profligate user of young women, and a rapist/murderer. So perhaps the title and subtitle are in supremely bad taste, or just ironic. I know that if the man in question had raped or used me, or murdered someone I love, I would not be pleased with such irony. This guy is a fast-talking charmer in the fact that he got his own ways for so long–but still. As the victim of sexual and domestic violence myself, it just sticks in my craw. I’m usually not so sensitive to such things, so when something like this really does bother me, I pay attention.



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I listened to this book on audio, and it was another enjoyable narration from Kevin Pierce. Pierce is my go-to true crime audiobook narrator.

George Waterfield Russell, Jr. at Murderpedia

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Episode 25: True Poe

Works in this episode, in chronological order

Mentioned

Poe the looker
Poe was an insouciant handsome devil.

Poe was handsome. Some of the drawings of him are mockery, exaggerated by rivals. Some of the photographs, from which the drawings are taken, were made near the end of his life when he was ill. Exhibit A right here, Poe the looker.

Poe was stationed at Fort Independence in Boston Harbor under the alias “Edgar A. Perry” to avoid questions about his young age, and to dodge gambling debts.

Southern Literary Messenger (archives online)

Columbian Magazine (archives online)

Alexander’s Weekly Messenger at eapoe.org

Ghosts of Virginia, vol 4. by L. B. Taylor (all the volumes in one Kindle edition–the individual vol. are not yet available in ebook format)

Thomas Dunn English, one of Poe’s bitterest rivals

the Spanish Inquisition — General Lasalle, aka Antoine-Charles-Louis, Comte de Lasalle

The Rise of the Inquisition: An Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions by Juan Marcos and Bejarano Gutierrez

choleraCholera epidemic of 1832

Correct order of Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin detective series:

  1. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)
  2. The Mystery of Marie Roget (1842)
  3. The Purloined Letter (1844)

The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder by Daniel Stashower

All books added to the podcast’s Goodreads bookshelf. Please feel free to add me as a friend on Goodreads if you would like!

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Books we’re currently reading

FantasticLand
FantasticLand
by Mike Bockoven
Start date: July 17, 2019

Pack
Pack
by Mike Bockoven
Start date: July 17, 2019



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