This has nothing to do with our books, but I just wanted to share an observation about the movie Dumbo.  I watched it again yesterday and was once again struck that Dumbo doesn't speak at all and his mom only names him.  I think the movie is stronger because the central characters don't speak, but we see their feelings through expression. What do you think?


the fall of the house of usher

so that's the new book, poe's the fall of the house of usher and other writings. obviously we dont need to read all of it, but i think we should choose a couple stories and essays. i want to at least read the fall of the house of usher, the masque of the red death, the black cat and the gold-bug. what other stories/essays/poems should we read from collection?