The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of my favorite books that I have read in the past two to three years. I read it last year in October as part of the “Gothic Literature Unit”, and I did not want to finish it because… well then it would be over. Here is a list of what I really like about the book:
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle does an amazing job of balancing his work as it is not so flamboyant that it is hard to understand, but not so dull that it was a bore. There is also the perfect amount of imagery just enough to give the reader a clue of what everything looks like, but not so much that the reader feels like it is being shoved down their throat.
- Now romance is on here as a reason for why I like this book not because romance is a major part of the book, but because the book MAJORLY LACKS When it comes down to the plot of the book, romance only makes up the smallest portion of the book, and in the end the book mocks romance and what it does to people.
- Mystery, Science, & Deduction
- As some of you may know Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the creator of the famous Sherlock Holmes and Doctor James Watson, and for those who don’t know The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of Sherlock and Watson’s adventures. This means that this story is full of mystery, science, and deductions which I absolutely adore. He even finds a way to scientifically explain the supposed hound from Hell to the readers.
In all, The Hound of the Baskervilles, is a wonderful book that I greatly enjoy and recommend to anyone who likes a good mystery book.