Thoughts on: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
4 Stars , Classics , Fiction , Latest Posts / December 28, 2011

As time goes on, this novella could be read in several ways. There is the most known one, that of split personality, but also could be a pathological angle of investigating the nature of mental illness.  In these days, where science, technology and medicine is much more advanced, the story could also be read as a warning on the extreme use of mind altering chemicals, drugs or alcohol and the self destructive properties of such actions.

The League of Extraordinary Gentle – Men of la – Book Challenge (Vol. 1)
Latest Posts , Reading Challenge / November 1, 2011

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O’Neill, is a wonderful graphic novel which take several famous (and not-so-famous) literary characters and mix them up together for an adventure of a lifetime. I thought it would be fun to read those classic novels and then the graphic novel to see how the creators managed to take such classics and mix them up all together.

Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
5 Stars , Classics , Fiction / January 18, 2011

I bought this eBook. This post was previously posted on Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. My rating for Treasure Island – 5 About: “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson is an 1883 fictional adventurous and classic pirate story.  The book follows Jim Hawkins,  a young man, who has found a treasure map and with the help of friends hires a crew to find the treasure.  But the crew has their own plans. Get a discount on “Treasure Island” through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon |Book Depository US | Book Depository UK Thoughts: I read “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson as a young boy and always remembered it as one of my favorites. Recently, as part of a classics book club, I read it again. The two main characters of the book, Jim Hawkins and Long John Sliver have certainly cemented themselves as two of the most intriguing and dimensional characters in literature. I was happy to reconnect with them almost as if they were old friends. The first half of the book was a breeze to read, but the second half was a bit more difficult due to the pirate’s slang, cumbersome metaphors and tongue tied conversations. …

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