Monday, August 10, 2009

Jekyll & Hyde

I had the pleasure last evening of reading Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 classic novella Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Like everyone I'm acquainted with the basic idea of the book, it has become part of our culture, but until now I hadn't actually read it.

At about 60 pages its a short and easy read centred round a handful of characters exploring the two sides of Dr Jekyll's personality and character, illustrating the struggle between good and evil within us. Highly recommended.

1 comment:

  1. I also read this recently - a very good book! Tim Keller quotes it in The Reason for God, so I thought I'd look at the context. Also excellent is the musical "Jekyll and Hyde" - go here for my take.