The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & The Body Snatcher: A Graphic Horror Novel
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustration: Robert Smith
Graphic Novel Released: 2016
Publisher: Metro Books
Purchased at Barnes and Noble
This book contains two classic horror stories, Jekyll and Hyde, along with The Body Snatcher. These stories will give you the kind of feeling that Robert Louis Stevenson would want you to have while reading: the creeps. Both tales provide the desired amount of entertainment that you would expect if judging the book by its cover.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Originally Released: 1886
The Pros: Before there were ever any doctors turning into hulking figures with green skin and purple shorts smashing things out of anger, or villains with multiple personalities and two-faces obsessed with flipping coins, there were Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This story could be considered very philosophical when read between the lines. We all put on our civilized “Jekyll face” but deep inside each of us can be found nasty characteristics resembling Mr. Hyde. Will we face those demons or become them? As Dr. Jekyll stated: “I am slowly losing hold of my original and better self.” The differences between Jekyll and Hyde were written very well by Stevenson, showing that the educated doctor could become addicted to being a deranged lunatic. The ending was perfect at enforcing consequences for actions on the main character(s) as well as showing how right/wrong choices affect other people’s lives. This novel is the perfect gift for every selfish person in your life!
The Cons: The only complaint is that the story is as short as Mr. Hyde’s temper.
Being a jerk and blaming it on someone else never looked so good.
Jer gives it 5/5.
The Body Snatcher
Originally Released: 1884
The Pros: This horrendous story is based off of actual notorious events during the 1820s in Scotland. Mr. Fettes’ entire world is suddenly turned upside down with the new job he takes. Right from the beginning you wonder along with Mr. Fettes: where are all of these bodies coming from, and why is he being required to perform dissections on them? You soon become the victim of good storytelling, and before you know it this fun novel is over. The artwork is simple, and the colors are expressive. The ending… well you will just have to see for yourself. It was very dreadful and “stiff.”
The Cons: The story moves extremely fast, which lessens the connection to the characters. The ending…
Snatch this novel up before you become a cadaver.
Jer gives it 4/5.