Friday, December 13, 2013

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Over the past week, I finished reading The Hound of the Baskervilles. It is a Sherlock Holmes book so it will always make for a good mystery story.

The book is about the death of Sir Charles Baskerville and his nephew who will inherit the house. A man named Dr. Mortimer comes to Holmes to seek his help to prove if Baskerville's death was actually murder or the act of a supernatural being.

Arthur Conan Doyle uses vast amounts of imagery to bring you into the story. He also structures the book in a way that doesn't give you too many clues but keeps you tangled in the story. With its sudden plot twists and gloomy setting it really adds a level of suspense in the later chapters.

This book is said to be one of Doyle’s best works. I one hundred per cent agree with that statement. I am not one for mystery or Sherlock Holmes books but this one was genuinely a great read. To anyone who loves mystery or Sherlock Holmes this is one book to check out.

Daniel C.

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