A short story like The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is always pleasant to read. Likely due to the overall shortness of it. The plot doesn’t drag on and nothing is left unsaid at the end. The story itself follows a few character, all doctors, who are trying to figure out where Mr. Hyde came from, and what is going on with their dear friend Dr. Jekyll. Essentially, it is the perfect book if you have little time to spare. There really isn’t that much to say about this text as it is so short and to the point, with a griping end that keeps you hooked on the story all the way through. The chapters are also short thus further facilitating the rapidness of reading, perfect for winter time when the days are short.
I gave this book 4 out of five stars on Goodreads, as I really enjoyed this book and, as I have read it in the past, and it has been one of my favorites. It is easily one that I would recommend to many readers, even those that are not interested in the Gothic genre.
Quotations from the text:
Street after street, and all the folks asleep – street after street, all lighted up as if for a procession and all as empty as a church – … (3)
She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent. (23)