For the month of October, I spent most of my time reading short stories which I tried to share with you guys as much as possible. I had high hopes of reading lots of spooky books too. Although I didn’t quite make it on the books, I did manage to fit this one in!
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a classic novel, written in 1886! Although it is pretty short, it was not an easy read. (And I have read it before…)
Synopsis: Mr. Utterson is friends with, and the lawyer for, Dr. Jekyll. After reading an alarming will, Mr. Utterson starts an inquiry into the likes of one Mr. Hyde, whom Dr. Jekyll has decided to leave his belongings and wealth to upon his disappearance.
Jekyll assures Utterson that all is well… until things begin to fall apart around him. Hyde is accused of murder, Jekyll has locked himself in his cabinet, and Utterson is summoned to the house by Jekyll’s door master.
Review: Writing a review for a classic book is always so challenging. Obviously it has withstood the test of time and is considered a classic for a reason.
What I loved about this story was the contrast between good and evil. The true heart of this book is about mankind’s struggle between doing good and giving in to the evil within people.
I also enjoyed the writing style of this old story. It is complex, to the point, and detailed.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a great choice to keep me going throughout the month of October. It was spooky and suspenseful and a nice break from the longer books I have on my list to read.
Have you read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? What did you think?
I hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween!