Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the nice things my Audible subscription is doing is giving me the opportunity to catch up on a lot of the classics I never actually read. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one such book.

I’d been intending to read since finding out I was going to Edinburgh for my birthday last summer, it being written by one of Edinburgh’s literary sons, Robert Louis Stevenson, but somehow I never got around to it. Arthur Conan Doyle is on that list, as is Ian Ranking and J.K. Rowling and I’ve hit them, so I think I’m doing okay.

Anyway, this ain’t a bad story. Not nearly as gruesome as many of the adaptations tend to make it but then, in it’s own way, a bit more brutal, especially for the time. The plot, by this point, is so well known as to make recounting it a bit redundant, but I did enjoy Stevenson’s monologues on the nature of evil and man’s dual nature. I can only assume this wasn’t as commonplace a notion as it is today (partly, I’m sure, due to this book itself). It’s not a long work, Stevenson gets to his point rather quickly, so the tendency modern authors and adapters have to invent other characters (hello Mary Reilly) is understandable if not always necessary.

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One thought on “Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  1. Nice review!! Thought you might be interested in my short film “Death Is No Bad Friend” about Robert Louis and Fanny Stevenson in San Francisco: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/death-is-no-bad-friend/x/1089930 Best regards, G. E.

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