Review of ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ (Arthur Conan Doyle)

From CommonsSometimes there’s a novel that you just know is a classic, regardless of reviews or era, the quality of the text, the story, and the development of the plot makes a book an instant hit, either with an individual or a group. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles is such a story. One of Doyle’s best, with vivid imagery, tense drama, and lively action, The Hound of the Baskervilles has something for everyone, and as such, is one of the most recognised book titles ever-behind perhaps The Bible in scale. 

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Review of ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ (Thomas Hardy)

From Penguin, via www.listal.comThomas Hardy’s tragic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles is almost guaranteed to leave you depressed at society’s restraints only a couple of hundred of years ago. As Tess herself puts it, we live in a “blighted world”. A little slow in getting going, but once it got up steam it was a gripping read of how one act could ruin a life.

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Review of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ (Douglas Adams)

From Wikimedia CommonsEverybody knows what the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything” is. Everybody, that is, who has been blessed with reading the gem that is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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Review of ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ (Robert Louis Stevenson)

From CommonsRobert Louis Stevenson’s 1885 classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the first book I’ve (re)read in my 100 to read challenge. After a somewhat dull start, this really got going, with a brief deceleration towards the end.

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