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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 would recommended this book to anyone who hasn't read it, and as a re-read for those who have!
The characters are very memorable, the mystery thickens by the page, and the book is of a perfect size that it's not too much, and not too little.
Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of his many compelling Sherlock Holmes stories.
Originally, read this story 30 years ago, becoming an ardent Holmes follower. Story still resonates today with its man upon the tor.Published 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
I enjoy detective mystery. I intend to read more of this genre. I first read Doyle in a college course on detective mysteries. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Kevin Triplett
A well know Sherlock Holmes mystery I had never read. I wanted to read at least one Sherlock Holmes mystery. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Terri Hilton
Enjoyed the first half of the book but the end seemed to drag on after the case was solved.Published 20 days ago by R. Caldwell
Fun and quick read!
Had not read it since high school and the plot kept me guessing until the final chapter.
This book is one of many novels that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has written and it is also one of the most read cases involving the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Megaanesh R.
One is lead to expect more from such an aclaimed author but it the tale becomes tedious long before the "who done it".Published 1 month ago by JOHN ROSS POPE
Best book 10/10
Like Skyrim, but with Sherlock Holmes.