Louis J. Pecsi, the author of 2009’s Nosferatu: The Untold Origin, has recently released a new book based upon the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Entitled The Awakened Poe, the book was created as his follow-up to his story on Nosferatu due to the fact that Mr. Pecsi wants to introduce and inspire young people to read literature. That is an admirable goal considering that so many of us seem to have no time now for anything other than working, playing Head’s Up! on the iPhone, texting, checking email or watching pets misbehave on Youtube.
As evinced by the growing proliferation and popularity of graphic novels, to say nothing of the love readers have for Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore’s comic The Walking Dead, Mr. Pecsi has set out to introduce those of whom may not be familiar with Poe’s work through a medium that they are familiar with.