Tag: Titular Character

Robert Louis Stevenson – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde | Review

Title: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 236

Rating: 8/10


Robert Louis Stevenson - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a classic story, with a plot that most people know already – put simply, the titular character finds himself transforming into somebody else, somebody who you wouldn’t want to mess with. It’s a great story, as is evidenced by the fact that it’s been immortalised in popular culture through various parodies and adaptations.

My copy also included a number of other stories, which were a lot of fun to read – it surprised me to find out just how short Jekyll and Hyde is. It’s not even the length of a novella – it’s a little shorter than that. In fact, this collection is essentially a collection of short stories, one of which happens to be Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

I’d recommend reading it, but only just the once – it can be a little heavy going at times, and Stevenson’s writing style isn’t for everyone. Still, it’s part of the canon of classical literature, and every serious reader ought to check it out. Even if you don’t like it as much as I did, it’s a short book and so you don’t need to make a huge time commitment. You could even read just the one short story, although that would be harsh on the others.


Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson


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William Shakespeare – Macbeth | Review

Title: Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 128

Rating: 9/10


William Shakespeare - Macbeth

William Shakespeare – Macbeth


Macbeth, also called the Scottish play, is my second favourite Shakespeare play behind Romeo and Juliet. It’s where we experience all sorts of iconic elements of Shakespeare, from the three witches to the ghosts and the fall from grace of the titular character.

It’s also easy enough to follow, which makes it a pleasurable experience for the reader. I haven’t been lucky enough to ever see a performance of this on the stage, but I’d love to – it strikes me as the sort of play that would be even better on the stage than in the printed form, although it was certainly also a lot of fun to read as well.


William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare


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