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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.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a writer with books to his credit, A Study in Scarlet is one of his better ones.Published 10 hours ago by John Baarda Sr.
My 13 year old likes it a lot. He said he liked other Sherlock Homes books better and that is why it didn't go 5 star.Published 1 day ago by C. Green
The methods, strategies, and background of the consulting detective are thoroughly explored in his first of many appearances to come.Published 2 days ago by Jason Holmes
It's Sherlock Holmes. There is nothing but praise for these stories.Published 7 days ago by filigreegirl
I like Doyle and I like Holmes. This is an extremely good mystery. A true classic.Published 9 days ago by Lane Garrison