The Hound of the Baskervilles by Ian Edginton

Review published on September 18, 2017.

Giving modern readers a taste of what Holmes is all about, this better that usual graphic account is very impressive. The gothic backdrop is artfully captured in this dark and foreboding tale about the mysterious Baskerville curse and a demon hound that comes out at night to kill. With a lot of dialogue needed to convey the deductive abilities of Holmes with his partner Watson in charge of the case, this detail is well captured and the characterisation nicely balanced. The background depictions perfectly underpin the emotion and dark suspense of the story. The sketches of the main characters themselves have curious elongated faces but also a pointedly intriguing style that whilst a tad curious, does work.

The story, as told via this form, is in sufficient enough detail to do the original story justice. The supernatural element is nicely intertwined with the sketch work, where there is a very good eye for detail. It flows and is enjoyable to read. In all it is very effectively done and I think those that enjoy Holmes stories will be suitably please with the interpretation Edginton has achieved.

Sara Garland 4/1

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Ian Edginton
SelfMadeHero 9781910593325 pbk Sep 2017

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