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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novels Adaptation #1)

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After the success of their Illustrated Classics version of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard have teamed up again to create a visually compelling graphic novel adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterpiece. The superb writing and beautiful art takes Conan Doyle’s supernatural tale to new heights.

All the elements are here for a thrilling tale: A g
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Paperback, Graphic Novel, 128 pages
Published August 6th 2009 by Sterling (first published 2009)
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Michael
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The key to producing a good adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles in any media is for the producers to understand that perhaps the most important character in the story is not Sherlock Holmes, or Doctor Watson; it's the moor and the atmosphere it generates in all its aspects, whether it be the shadow filled night or the stark brightness of the day. Ian Edginton's adaptation of the famous story into the medium of graphic novel is very faithful to the Conan Doyle origina
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Laurel
Jul 21, 2011 Laurel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
I love reading a classic Sherlock Holmes story, but I've never "seen" an interpretation of a Holmes mystery. The graphics and coloring enhanced both the settings and the emotional responses of the characters to the plot. I thought that the writer also did an excellent job of adapting the material to a new format. All in all, I'm very interested to read/view many more!
Jennifer
Jan 19, 2010 Jennifer rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who love mysteries
This was my first time reading a novel starring Sherlock Holmes. I've always wanted to read about Sherlock Holmes after seeing a few movies, etc., but never got around to it. I recently went to see the newest "Sherlock Holmes" movie starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law and decided it was time I sat down and read the stories for myself. (I thought the movie was great by the way. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen) So I put it on my Christmas list and this is the book I got. First of al ...more
Adam Molloy
In The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle adapted by Ian Edginton, a thrilling story is told in graphic novel form in only 128 pages. It is about the mysterious Baskerville curse, that a demon hound comes out and kills any Baskerville that crosses the moor at night. Sherlock Holmes comes in the story to try and figure out the curse. Meanwhile, Henry Baskerville interacts with his neighbors, Jack Stapleton and his sister Beryl. Watson finds a number of suspects: Barrymore, a lone fig ...more
Seth Hahne
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Edginton and Culbard

After an unsuccessful permanent hiatus (and killing off his great detective), Arthur Conan Doyle returned to Sherlock Holmes and penned perhaps his most famous of the sleuth’s stories. The Hound of the Baskervilles was well-regarded and is still read by students and Holmes aficionados every year. I, however, have never read the book and approached this adaptation in near total ignorance. As mentioned recently, I have some familiarity with the characters and their inclinations via the cultural hi
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Caidyn
I saw this book on my library's website and I knew I had to read it. This is my favorite Holmes case, and I knew that I couldn't let it just go on without me having tried it. I'm not a huge fan of graphic novels to be honest. Probably why I knocked a star off; they just progress too fast and I love a slow progression, which is why I greatly enjoy classic novels since they're always so slow to get through. Still, I enjoyed this. Especially since it was in color. That and the fact that the person ...more
Gracelyn
I have grown up with the adventures of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson. From reading the books to listening to a midnight radio play to watching the story unfold at a mystery theatre. I thought that was it for mediums of taking in this tale.

This discovery at my local library proved me wrong in many ways. That graphic fiction novels are:

a. Not all filled with cape wearing super heroes,
b. Just for little kids,
c. That a word lover like me who's not a big fan of visuals in my fictions because it
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Emily Green
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of Baskervilles, adapted into a graphic novel by Ian Edington is a pleasurable read. Coupled with I.N.J. Culbard’s amusing illustrations, the novel manages to be both entertaining and add to the mystique of Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes is a delightful character because he is not only intelligent, but hyper aware of all that goes on around him. He seems to have superhero qualities, but in reality, he is just an extraordinary human, better than most of us, but
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Treasa
This review is actually for graphic novel by Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard. Goodreads seems to think it is just another edition of Doyle's book, as does Amazon, actually, which is a little strange. I mean, in a way, it is another edition of Doyle's book... but it's also a graphic novel adaptation.

I loved this book. Doyle's book is amazing, and I thought this adaptation was wonderfully done. The illustrations are perfect. The style is just right for the story, everything is clear and understand
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Andy
Aug 23, 2011 Andy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
This is the second of the Sherlock Holmes graphic adaptations by Ian Edginton that I've read (though the first they produced). I've already announced my love for Holmes and '...Baskervilles' was the story that really inspired me to check them out many, many years ago. Arguably the most famous Holmes tale, it's also one of the more different with a strong sense of the supernatural. Almost a Sherlock ghost story.

The desolate, haunting setting of the Moors works effectively in the wonderfully illus
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Orrin Grey
I've never actually read any version of The Hound of the Baskervilles before this, though I've encountered it's descendants in any number of Holmesian supernatural pastiches and homages. Prior to picking up this volume, the closest I'd ever come to the actual story was the great Hammer adaptation with Peter Cushing, and how close that actually is is probably up for debate.

Mostly, though, I didn't pick up this version to get closer to the story, either, I picked it up as a sampler of the art of I
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I enjoyed the matte full color artwork of the story. Certainly, it was obvious the author had stayed true to the Doyle work and did not give into temptation to modernize the dialog or settings. That dedication is both the best and worst part of the grapic novel: the book, when shorn of the imagination when the brain translates everything from page, tends to become very dry.

The artwork felt very 1940s Dick Tracy: a lot of
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Sarah
Once again reading outside my comfort zone, this is a classic graphic novelization of a famous mystery story. I typically don't enjoy either classics or mysteries. This is a famous story of Sir Charles Baskerville who has recently died suddenly, and Henry Baskerville, his nephew and the heir to his estate who is being threatened. Sherlock and Watson travel with Henry to the moor to investigate the threat, made complicated by an escaped murderer, jealousy, mysterious family dynamics, and a possib ...more
Francesca Rock

Soooooooooo. I hated this. And I can't help but feel that it is my own fault. I've read a few Sherlock books before, though never this one, and I should have realized that this is not the kind of book you read as a graphic novel. You know why? Because Sherlock mostly stands around talking - that's why! So on most of the pages there were merely depictions of Sherlock standing in front of Watson chatting and deducing - that's it! Yes, the hound was impressive to look upon, but that's about it. Eve
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Kurt
Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 160 pages + 9928 = 10088 pages for 2012.
This was a second book, a part of the Study in Scarlet novel I just read. I enjoyed it more than the first. The author shifts the scene from London into an incredibly dark and dreary moor in the English wilderness. The protagonist, a survivor of a long line of Baskervilles, is worried for his life—and rightly so. He is hunted by an unknown member of the family, long ago disinherited and seeking to take
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Magila
This was very good. I found A Study in Scarlet to be a bit better. It felt like this was very good, but that the author cut his teeth on this classic before coming into his own in SS.

These are indispensable for the classroom. I strongly recommend them for this application, and libraries as well.
Adriana
This was actually a pretty great effort in telling such a complex tale in graphic format.
Yes, it skips a lot of things and simplifies everything, but I would recommend it as an introduction to Holmes for younger readers who might be put off by ACD’s (at times) wordy writing.
Patrice Sartor
My 12-year old son brought this home from the school library for me to read. He enjoyed it more than average, and gives it 4 stars. I'd give it 3.5.

I've not read the original story, though I had some idea of the story before reading. I am a fan of the BBC Sherlock series, but their version of The Hound of the Baskervilles is my least favorite episode.

This graphic novel, however, is well done. The story moves along well, the mystery is intriguing, and I liked watching Sherlock and Watson in actio
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Diana
My 1st Sherlock book! I'm hooked! Amazingly current, readable who dun it. Am having a hard time not just moving into the next... I got hooked on Sherlock, the PBS phenom and decided to read some of the mysteries. Guess I'm not alone in my new addiction!
Michi
This was the first Sherlock Holmes novel I read and it has aged well: It's still a very exciting read! Sherlock Holmes is a tad omniscient for my taste, but I guess that is to be expected. He is Sherlock Holmes after all.
Kevin
I randomly picked up The Hound of the Baskervilles when it was on display at the library. I've never really read a graphic novel, so I wasn't sure what to expect. To my surprise, I actually liked it.

I realize that I'm really late to the graphic novel game, but I just like the visualization of the story.

The only thing was... after I read it (which only took about 2 hours total), I didn't feel like I really accomplished reading anything. Yeah, I got the story, but my brain wasn't engaged in the s
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Liza
This book was a pretty good thriller, I would recommend it to anyone that wants a book that has suspicion, suspense, mystery, and a little bit of drama attached to it.
- Liza Safyan
Lisa
Plus a half star. I'm not sure I loved the plot but I liked the writing, the characters and even though I caught on to the hound, I didn't know who the bad guy was.
Janice
Ah, Sherlock HOlomes. I have the massive volume of all the cases. This isn't how Sherlock should be done. Robert Downey, Jr. isn't how it should be done, either. And, I love RD Jr. Anyway, the Baskerville family has been tormented by a hound from hell because a really rotten Baskerville gave his sould to the devil. It seems the master of the manor has been killed by the hound. The heir has come to claim his inheritance but is worried. Sherlock and Watson take the case. Sherlock follows in secret ...more
Arunraj Ms
വായിക്കുമ്പോള്‍ നട്ടെല്ലിലൂടെ തണുപ്പ് അരിച്ചു കയറുന്നത് പോലെ....
Nev Thomas
I have read this book many times but still enjoy it. One of the great detective stories.Recommended to anyone wholike murder/mysteries.
Paul
Brilliant!
Madeline Benoit
Very cool! I like graphic novels but I'm by no means "an expert". Reallllly enjoyed the art and story. Fun for a little hour-long read! Hope to find more work by Edginton at my local library!
Bill Tracy
Both this an "A Study in Scarlet" are very nice adaptations of the original stories into graphic novel form. I would have given this a higher rating, except the artist insists on putting a parenthetical line running down every character's face. It distracted and bothered me enough to bring me out of the story, even enough to cover up sections to see what faces would look like without the line.
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