Friday 20 April 2018
So, when I read classics these days I don't tend to write about them, but I feel like writing a line or two on Jeckyll and Hyde!
Of course I've seen umpteen adaptations on TV, film, stage of this tale and therefore had a certain imagine and story in my head of the Jeckyll and Hyde narrative. MAN I WAS WRONG.
I imagine that it must have been a horrific, and terrifying and unimaginable sort of horror story when it was written. And it must have been gripping and a real page turner.
When I read it, I just really thoroughly enjoyed how unexpected the narrative and unveiling of the Jekyll and Hyde was created and constructed and presented. I also like the change in voices in the tale telling and the language with which the story is created. It really is far more accessible than I was expecting.
In essence, really enjoyed the story more than I expected
Friday 6 April 2018
Publisher: Titan Books
So, from the cover and the blurb this book was defos not what I was expecting, and for sure in a good way. I thought this would be your usual murder mystery, but in fact, what you got was the story of Evie as she struggles to sort out/come to terms with/fill in the gaps around the murder of her childhood friend.
Of course there is violence, standard thriller sequences and activities, intrigue and suspense, but it's not all driven around your standard and formulaic plot which usually accompanies murder/thriller/mystery books. It's more personal.
There is also a rather good sub-plot. Well I call it a sub-plot, Evie is still involved but it's ever so slightly off kilter/topic with the main plot and I do indeed like that.
Also, and very rarely do I say this, but there is an excellent wrap up/resolution/climax to the novel. It really is a conclusion to be satisfied with. And what thrilled me even more is that I believe this to be a stand alone novel! And if you are readers of this blog you will know how much I am missing them right now.
Good read, well written, takes you through a story you aren't expecting.