Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

22323394Sherlock Holmes:
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Graphic Novel

By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(Adapted By: John Green)

Dover Publications

Release Date: November 19th, 2014

Acquisition: NetGalley












Summary: 
The intrepid detective and his faithful assistant take on a supernatural challenge in one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most popular mysteries. This graphic novel’s original illustrations accompany an easy-to-read account of Holmes and Watson’s investigation of a family curse. Readers will be irresistibly drawn into the search for a giant spectral hound that haunts the fog-shrouded moors.

This Dover Graphic Novel Classic offers readers ages 8 and up an exciting introduction to a time-honored tale. Expertly abridged and packed with dramatic illustrations, this version offers a streamlined narrative that retains all of the storytelling essentials.

My Review:

As Sherlock Holmes is one of my favourite literary characters, this was a pleasure to read. It took a fantastic story, Hound of the Baskervilles, and turned it into a graphic novel. The illustrations were nice, although they could have been better or perhaps inked (thus four stars instead of five.) The abridged narrative generally worked well to take the reader through each event and discovery without losing significant events. The story was fast paced, befitting a graphic novel. I would highly recommend it as it makes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories more relatable and accessible to all, especially those who love comics books (and those that don’t generally read books!)

Verdict: Must Read
Star Rating: 
 

 

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