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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Very Intriguing Plot, Good Read

I picked up this book because it was short and seemed like a simple enough read. Also, I had never heard anything of this book except for the title, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde so I decided to give it a try. As I read the first page, the first thing I noticed was the in de...
I picked up this book because it was short and seemed like a simple enough read. Also, I had never heard anything of this book except for the title, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde so I decided to give it a try. As I read the first page, the first thing I noticed was the in depth description of the main character was amazing. The way that Robert Louis Stevenson gets the message of his writing across is incredible. The word choice and grammar that he uses prints a perfect image in your head. Because you can picture this story so well, I definitely helps grab the reader's attention.
One flawless attribute of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the plot of the story that doesn't actually come into full focus until the end of the story. One of the main things that is so great about this classic is the mystery and complicatedness of the many events that happen throughout the story that all contribute to the horror at the end. I very much enjoyed reading the end of the book when a certain something was revealed and it honestly caught me off guard. Overall, the idea of the storyline is very intriguing.
Another attribute of this story was the characters. Although Mr. Stevenson only includes characters that have pretty vital roles in the story, he describes them and their actions so well its fun to picture each and every individual in a very detailed way. I think that the many characteristics that he gives each character helps him or her perform their role in the story better such as Mr. Hyde appearance leads you to believe that he is a evil, wicked man.
To be honest, the book actually was a little slow at times and I felt my mind wandering occasionally. Especially at the beginning, this book almost has so much detail that that it seemed not needed. Compared to what I am used to reading, this book was different but still interesting. Just the thought of someone splitting the soul into good and evil and evolving into a human was quite the idea for a book that was written in the 60's. I think that one of the says that Mr. Stevenson keeps the readers intrigued and the suspense high is by switching from viewpoint to viewpoint. Another way is that he waits to resolve all the conflicts of the story until the very end. This value makes the story fun to read.
I think that I would recommend this book to someone who is looking for a short, semi-straightforward, book that is pretty full of suspenseful action (at least after the beginning). Even though the language is tough at times, I think that any age would enjoy a short story of a scientist that drinks a potion and turns into a murderous mad man (simplified of course). All in all, I think that the book is wonderfully written and really deserves to be a classic.

posted by 5055820 on January 13, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

This version only has the first few sentences of each chapter

Grrr

posted by 6637161 on September 29, 2011

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

    Classic

    Had to get this book for my son. It was part of an assignment he had for his High School English class. Very good book with twists and turns. A real classic for those who enjoy reading. Not everyone may enjoy the story due to when the time is set. Still for those who love reading and going to a different place and time, you will enjoy the read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Yep

    Love this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Mordred

    "Id love to stay and chat but i gotta go." He vanishes.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Seth

    Waits around nervously

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    BEST BOOK EVER

    This book is so amazing and the concept is so timeless, I recommend to all!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Andrew

    Run in "jordan, what happened?"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Alex

    *Draws both his ebony swords.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    The real cassiphone

    I have been impostered...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Jason

    *Follows on Jordan's left.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    JONATHAN

    Calm down and suddenly realizes he isnt ready yet. He returns to normal and gest out of there

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Alex

    *Follows on Jordan's right.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Jonathan

    Sits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Posiedon

    He takes Mya and sheilds her.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Dear"...."

    You realy can't talk about grammatical errors. Do you realize how many errors you have in our review and frankly i liked the story. It was well detailed

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2007

    A Timeless Classic

    This book is a classic and really shows the natural qualities of good and evil and how in most people they are not equal. Also an unexpected plot and great intricacy.

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    Posted July 29, 2012

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