Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The MoonstoneThe Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I got to read this book for my book club.

At first I was afraid that I might have difficulties with the language as it was written in 1871 (if I remember well). Surprisingly, although it was a long book, it was quite easy to read. I enjoyed the different testimonies offered by the witnesses of the story. I particularly enjoyed Gabriel Betteredge's testimonies and his constant reference to Robinson Crusoe. I will have to read Robinson Crusoe to appreciate it as much as he did. :)

The book also allowed small glimps on how patients were treated in those times and the use of opium as a common remedy.

Wilkie Collins owns strong descriptive skills and offers beautiful imagery throughout the book.

I enjoyed this book tremendously. What a delight!

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