Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Hound of the Baskervilles

I'm a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes (Watson, too!), and with the upcoming movie I just couldn't resist re-reading one my favourite books, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Here's a short summary of the book (taken from Amazon.com):
The curse of the Baskervilles began in the 17th Century, when Sir Hugo swore he would give his soul to possess the beautiful daughter of a yeoman. He captured her, but she escaped. He saddled his horse and chased the girl over the moors until she dropped dead from exhaustion . . . and then a black hell-hound appeared, with eyes like fire, and ripped out Hugo's throat.

Now, years later, the Hound has returned. Already it has caused the death of Hugo's descendant, Sir Charles Baskerville. Can Sherlock Holmes stop the curse before it claims Henry Baskerville, the heir of Sir Charles?

It's a wonderful gothic tale! Dark and mysterious cries from the moors, a monster hound on the lose, an escaped prisoner, a butler that is hidding a secret, candlelight signals, foggy nights, and a beautiful woman who know more than she is telling.

It was just what I needed. It was a perfect book to read during a lazy afternoon.

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (5/5) Mystery; Published: George Newnes (1902); 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (60); Celebrate The Author (5); Spring Reading Thing (6); Keeper Shelf;

2 comments:

DeSeRt RoSe said...

You got something waiting on my blog :)

http://desertrosebooklogue.blogspot.com/2009/05/literary-blogger-award.html

Cheryl said...

I've never read sherlock. I've said it before, I MUST set aside some time to read some classics!