Friday, June 1, 2012

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

165 pages, 1902.
I have to admit, the new Sherlock Holmes series on BBC inspired me to pick up Arthur Conan Doyle's work again. I love the show and wanted to look at the differences between a turn-of-the-century classically written mystery and a modern, very CSI-esque movie/television version of the same story. I won't give up any secrets, but will say that I am equally impressed with the original as I am with the show.

I really enjoy Doyle's writing style, including his use of humor and descriptive ability. I've never visited a bog or a moor, but I could see these landscapes as I was reading and feel the dreariness that they impart. I look forward to reading more about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the very near future.

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