I myself is not a huge Poe fan and I tend to struggle reading is works. I did two stars because I thought he was okay but I did not particularity like his works. Although that might be in my case, it should not deter you from reading his works. I really only read this because it was for a World Literature class and I did not read all the works.Overall, give Poe a try because he is one of the most influential writers and he inspires many writers. You also might enjoy his works more if you get into a discussion because you can hear ideas that I never would have thought about.