I think we all know the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Or we think we do.
I have always been interested in reading it so I picked it up from the library.
The cover is kind of creepy and confusing which lends to the exact feel of the story.
The story itself is not long. I was able to read it in one evening and part of the next afternoon.
It really wasn't what I expected. I always thought that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were a split personality of a mentally ill man. But that isn't what it is at all. I don't want to give away the whole thing in case you don't know, but I found it very interesting.
I love the aspect of delving into the different sides of human beings. None of us can be summed up as 'just' kind or creative, mean, lazy, hardworking. We are a sum of many, many parts and I think this book really makes you think about the duality of human beings. The fact that we all have potential for goodness and evil.
I really wish that I had been able to go into the story not knowing that Jekyll and Hyde were the same person. It would have been so much more shocking at the end if I hadn't known that. But even so, I really enjoyed the story.
The other tales in the book were good too though none of them were on the same level as this main one. I liked Body Snatchers, especially knowing that it was based on true stories. But I found the end a bit confusing and abrupt.
I am definitely interested in reading more of Robert Louis Stevenson.
*Have you read this story or any of his creepy short stories?