EPUB The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde & Other Tales; Kidnapped; Treasure Island

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As a whole, this book is 3*, but since there are five stories I feel I should rate each one also...

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde was a fun read, and nice seeing where all the many, many adaptations found there basis. It wasn't at all what I was expecting, more thinking that it would be seen from Jekyll/Hyde's POV as he lived this double life. Instead, we see the end of his double life from an outsider's view, and because everyone now knows that Jekyll and Hyde are the same person the story lost a lot of its mystery. Still, it was enjoyable - 3*

The Treasure of Franchard was alright with a nice moral to the story, but the main character - Doctor Desprez - was annoying and quite hypocritical. 2* (On a side note, I was talking about the story to a friend a couple of chapters in and kept referring to Desprez as 'the doctor' because I couldn't remember his name. He then said 'it isn't Doctor Who is it?' and from there on out I did have a picture of David Tennant's Dr Who running round in the story...)

I gave up on The Merry Men after about ten pages and simply skipped it. This edition explains any words which we may not understand in brackets after the word, and between this and the ridiculously heavy Scottish accents transcribed I was battling through most of the speech sections and barely understanding what was going on. I couldn't be bothered figuring out what was being said or flicking back to find meanings of words which had been explained once that I couldn't remember - 1*

I didn't really know anything about Kidnapped when I began reading it past the obvious - someone was going to get kidnapped. The start of the story was interesting enough, as was the conclusion - and quite clever on the part of the characters. David Balfour was alright, and I quite liked Alan Stewart but the tedious nature of the vast majority of the story put me off - 2*

Treasure Island was basically the entire reason I bought this Omnibus, with Jekyll and Hyde as an added bonus. It's a very good story that trots along at a nice pace. Again, we all know what happens from the various adaptations but it was nice to finally see the basis for them all - 4*

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14.07.2018

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ISBN9788182522961
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PublisherWilco Publishing House
GanreClassics
Pages count203
File size3.4 Mb
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