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The Hound of the Baskervilles / by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

— feeling sad
The Hound of the Baskervilles -  Arthur Conan Doyle

This is not my first time reading The Hound of the Baskervilles, but the book I read this time sure must have been a different book than the one I read the first time around!  I was about 15 when I first read this book, and I was completely entranced by it.  It was creepy, suspenseful, tragic.  

 

Good. Grief.  This time around I found the book to be slow, boring, predictable, and the only tragedy was that a reread made a book I five-stars-loved into one that I could barely give two stars to! I spent six weeks of my life dragging myself to the conclusion of this book, and when I was done with it I wished for every second of that time back.

 

I am now left feeling confused (what made me love this book the first time?), sad (A book I thought was great just  isn't), and embarrassed (crikey, how many people have I suggested this book to over the years?!).  My advice on rereads:  Think twice before you go there.  The heart that gets broken could be your own.