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“If he be Mr. Hyde… I shall be Mr. Seek.”

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Today I finished reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I’ve been fascinated by the basic premise and concept of this story for years, and was surprised to find that it wasn’t quite as detailed or black and white as I’d expected–there was plenty of grey. It’s left me with much to mull over.

A post (or posts) on this story will soon follow, but in the meantime I wanted to say: I would highly recommend that anyone interested in reading this story (but especially those who don’t really know the story concept, e.g., maybe the most you know is the phrase, “Jekyll and Hyde”; or perhaps you’re not exactly sure if it’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or Count Dracula, or Frankenstein), just go and read it. Don’t read any commentary, synopsis, review–anything. Read the story first. Then go and read commentary to your heart’s content. You’ll probably need it too. 🙂

On the other hand, if you have little to no interest in reading it, perhaps some commentary would pique your interest. In that case, I would highly recommend that you go find something on the subject or stay tuned for my upcoming posts. 😉

Ps. Tom, I’m sorry. I reached the above conclusion only after finishing the whole story. I’m afraid I may have spoilt it a bit for you. 😦