Review: Dark Tales: The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Graphic Novel

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Title: Dark Tales: The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Graphic Novel
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Dave Shephard
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Printers Row Publishing Group
Source: NetGalley
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Rating: ★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

This classic “whodunit” story with the famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson is now told in graphic novel format. More than 100 pages of illustrated action and adventure! Sir Charles Baskerville, master of the Baskerville estate, is found dead at the gates with a look of horror on his face. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called in to investigate the possibility of foul play. After several false leads, they solve the mystery and reveal the truth.

Review:

 

I love Sherlock Holmes. So I was so excited to see this graphic novel on NetGalley.

I enjoyed reading this story. I felt a little confused when I read the original story years ago. The story jumps around a lot, and some of the names are similar. This graphic novel made it much easier to understand, but it still has the tension of a Holmes mystery.

The art in this graphic novel was awesome! I loved the different colours the artist used. When the story told something that happened in the past, it was coloured in sepia tones. When the characters were in the dark, it was in dark blues. And when they were in the light, the colours were natural. This was a great way to depict different time periods and settings without having to describe them in words.

This is a great graphic novel that I would recommend for Holmes fans and people who want an introduction to the famous detective.

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