Friday, January 12, 2007

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

This is the first book I have finished so far for the Winter Classics Challenge. It is a short story, about 150 pages long, that we all think that we know well. There have been so many plays and movies made based on this novel that we are are very familiar with the story. I urge you to read this one as I believe you will be surprised by parts of the story that are not depicted in the plays. It is a great gothic read, very enjoyable and easy to read in one afternoon. The story begins with Mr. Utterson the lawyer and his cousin out for their evening walk. They come upon a rundown door at the back of a building which prompts the cousin to tell a strange story about his encounter with a Mr. Hyde. The story is then off and running and the reader is drawn in to the twists and turns. This classic reads like a mystery with cryptic notes, murder and general mayhem. Pick it up. I think you will enjoy it....

2 Comments:

Blogger booklogged said...

This is the 2nd review of Jekyll and Hyde that I've read in the last couple of days. You have convinced me to put it on my list. Maybe I'll read it for the next Classics challenge. I like the idea of a short book.

12:31 PM  
Blogger 3M said...

I read this for the Classics Challenge too and absolutely loved it.

6:29 PM  

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