31/01/2017

Reading - January 2017

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
B was reading this for school so, having never read it, I thought I'd give it a go. I'd thought of it as proto-horror, in the same category as Dracula or Frankenstein, but in fact it's both much shorter (it's a novella) and milder than I expected. The basic idea is so well known that perhaps it loses its impact. Entertaining enough, with a clear moral.
Guitar & Bass (February 2017 / Vol 28 No 05)
The Week (7 January 2017 / Issue 1106)
The Week (14 January 2017 / Issue 1107)
London Bridge In America by Travis Elborough (2013)
The story of the sale of the "old" London Bridge (it wasn't that old) to a town in the US is mildly interesting but the basic facts aren't that complicated. A lot of padding and tangential detail has been needed to make this book into anything more than a pamphlet, which doesn't help the central narrative.
The Week (21 January 2017 / Issue 1108)
Guitarist (February 2017 / Issue 416)

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