The Sacred Fury by Barton & Elizabeth Cockey
An Edgar Alan Poe Tale for 21st Century
If H.L. Mencken were to write an Edgar Alan Poe tale for the 21st century, this might be it. The plot involves a nefarious international organization and a plan to disturb the grave of Edgar Alan Poe. I found the interweaving of fact and fantasy fascinating as intrigues ensue. This book is well written with acerbic wit, erudite knowledge and intricate plotting; it is very readable. It is also politically incorrect, so there is a lot which you can laugh at (i.e., parodies of academic political correctness) and also learn from here. Love it or leave it, it is your choice but there are few books of this ilk which are so well done. I think Poe would have approved, and I’m sure Mencken would have. Disclosure: I live in Baltimore (the book is amazingly accurate in describing its settings) and I know the Cockeys (who could be colorful characters in their own story).
This book will evoke many emotions. The Sacred Fury was a great read. It was descriptive in every way. It may be fiction, but the reality is it more non fiction. I can't wait to read the next book as it is obvious another must come. I recommend this book to everyone.
Sacred Fury was a good read. I really liked the protagonists and really didn't like the antagonist.
The story struck a cord within me. Where are we going now? Sacred Fury is scarey yet I enjoyed history mingling with the now. It's the now and the future which is the scariest.
A page turner. A rollicking good yarn. You are drawn into the characters lives and adventures. The pace is fast. The issues brought up surround us today and yet, are tied to Edgar Allen Poe's grave. A fun read.
An innovative book that starts and keeps you thinking. Brings many issues to the surface to consider. Thought provoking but hopefully not a blueprint for the future...
This is a nice blend of fiction, history and current issues facing our nation. The story is both entertaining and enlightening. Give it a read. You'll enjoy it. I did. Looking forward to the sequel.