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Many Holmes fans prefer Doyle's complete short stories, but their clockwork logic doesn't match the author's boast about this novel: it's "a real Creeper!" What distinguishes this particular Hound is its fulfillment of Doyle's great debt to Edgar Allan Poe--it's full of ancient woe, low moans, a Grimpen Mire that sucks ponies to Dostoyevskian deaths, and locals digging up Neolithic skulls without next-of-kins' consent. "The longer one stays here the more does the spirit of the moor sink into one's soul," Watson realizes. "Rank reeds and lush, slimy water-plants sent an odour of decay ... while a false step plunged us more than once thigh-deep into the dark, quivering mire, which shook for yards in soft undulations around our feet ... it was as if some malignant hand was tugging us down into those obscene depths." Read on--but, reader, watch your step! --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I had never read Doyle before, but this was an eye opener! I remembered the Basil Rathbone B/W movies, but this was so much better. Read morePublished 4 days ago by headbanger
I vaguely remember watching the old movie of the same name with Basil Rathbun, but it's been a few years. So, I thought I would read this old book. Read morePublished 5 days ago by CLC
This is my favorite of all the Sherlock stories. I have read it many times and enjoy it anew each time I return to journey with Watson and Sir Henry to Baskerville Hall. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Heather
The brilliant British writer Arthur Conan Doyle always knew how to reliably show the essence of the human soul. Any his literary work is undoubtedly a masterpiece. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Griffin Garcon
A true classic! Watson does most of the leg work as we wait in suspense. Holmes once again displays his analytic expertise.Published 29 days ago by Bruce A. Norton