Friday, July 8, 2011

REVIEW: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

book cover of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis StevensonTitle: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Date Published: First published in 1886
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Page Count: 144 pages
Challenge: E-Book Challenge

This is a short read, but it is a classic in the horror/mystery genre in my opinion.
In this book, we meet Mr. Utterson, a lawyer and I good friend to Mr. Henry Jekyll.  Dr. Jekyll has begun mixing chemicals in his lab and making concoctions.  He has no idea what these concoctions will do and is horrified by the results.

The beginning of the book, when the facts were being laid out was a little tedious and a little dry.  However, when the audience begins learning of Mr. Hyde and the adverse reaction that he gets from most people, my interest was peaked and it began to get more and more interesting from there.  One of the reasons that I found it so was because it deals with the ideas of good and evil and the battle between those parts of the soul.

A nice quick read, that anyone who considers themselves a horror or mystery fan should read.  I finished this in a matter of hours. Enjoyable, but because of its dry beginning, I give it a 3.5 out of 5!


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