Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Our rating: ****

Mr. Utterson, a lawyer, is becoming curious about a mysterious man, Mr. Hyde. Ever since Mr. Utterson saw Mr. Hyde walk right over a child, Mr. Utterson has had a sort of horrid fascination of him. Who is this Mr. Hyde? And why did Dr. Jekyll, a friend of Mr. Utterson, say in his will that, in case of his death or his disappearance, all his money is to go to Mr. Hyde? The problem deepens when Mr. Hyde kills a man and then disappears. Can Mr. Utterson figure out what’s going on?

This is an interesting tale. I suppose it’s considered to be a horror story, (it has a lot of “nameless dreads” and presentiments in it. All I can say is there are a lot of dreads running around without a name) but I only found it to be strange, not scary. At least not this time I read it. There’s one line in there that’s great. Mr. Utterson is trying to find Mr. Hyde and he thinks, “If he be Mr. Hyde, I shall be Mr. Seek.”

2 Responses to “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

  1. Oooh. I found this one to be decidedly creepy. Don’t read it unless you like creepy books.

  2. I agree. Quite weird.

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