Pym has some interesting things to say about race and this could have been a great platform to do so. There are some structural issues that are really the fault of Poe, in mirroring his Pym novel, but I think the bigger deal with this novel is the comic elements. That tone is occasionally interjected, but is too jarring when it comes.
paperback, 384 pages
Published Sept. 4, 2012 by Spiegel & Grau.