Before I go on with this blog post, let me just remind you that I do not normally read these kinds of books. This was most likely a once-in-a-lifetime thing that I tried and……may never do again.
So, this week, I finally started reading this book I got from the library called The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. When I first saw this book, I seriously thought it was some child’s book, although a quick glance over how small and old-fashioned the words were, as well as some scenes, changed my mind.
The story revolves around a lawyer by the name of Mr. Utterson, who has recently heard numerous stories about nearby murders. He also discovers a rather ill man by the name of Dr. Jekyll, who is rather a reclusive person. Countless days did Utterson ponder over this until he met yet another man, a hideous figure by the name of Mr. Hyde.
Further investigation led Utterson back to Jekyll’s house, where the case was uncovered. Jekyll had created a liquid in which he could feel better from his ailments, although, at the same time, he would turn into a rather ugly person, this person being Mr. Hyde, the violent being killing off people simply because he felt like it.
My opinion of this book is rather low, considering some of the graphic imagery as well as a boring and odd plot. This book was not like the famous Sherlock Holmes as I had hoped it would be like.
Though the book has some fairly clean language ( one bad word was uttered, but the context was not used the same as today it would be.), the wording is rather difficult and some scenes are rather violent.
My review for this book is a huge thumbs down. It was rather a disappointment as well as gruesome, odd, and severely weird.
Thanks for reading and gave a wonderful weekend!