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The Hound Of The Baskervilles

(Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novels Adaptation #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  9,046 ratings  ·  109 reviews
«What is the meaning of it all, Holmes?»
A gnarled walking-stick; a missing booth; a neglected family portrait; a convicted killer on the loose - and the ancestral curse of a phantom hound... The great detective Sherlock Holmes needs all his powers of "elementary" deduction - as well as the staunch support of his devoted friend Dr. Watson - to solve the terryfiyng myste
Paperback, 132 pages
Published July 2009 by SelfMadeHero (first published 2009)
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Sam Quixote
The toffee-nosed Baskervilles are cursed with a spooky monster dog that’s killing off the family, one by one – the game is a-paw, Watson!

You know what I’ve remembered reading these comics adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes novels? I don’t like the originals and I never did - Conan Doyle was a lousy writer! (The Lost World: has there ever been such an awesome concept so poorly realised?) The Hound of the Baskervilles is probably my favourite book of his but I only ever thought it was
I have read Sherlock Holmes books, seen Sherlock Holmes movies and binge watched Sherlock TV show multiple times! So, Why not venture into a Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel too, Eh?

So thats what i did. And the result have been oddly, mixed.

The Hound of Baskervilles (1902) is one of THE best Holmes stories. I loved the original story because of its setting, Watson's lone investigations and the daunting supernatural tone of the antagonist. Also this was one of the first stories i have read. Oh,
Apr 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review from Badelynge
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
Jul 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had great suspense, Sherlock and interesting illustrations! I could not have asked for more!
Jan 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nerdish Mum
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've read The Hound of the Baskervilles more than once before, so this was more about how it translated into graphic novel form. I think they did really well to condense it into picture and dialogue only and nothing too essential was missed. The artwork while not my cup of tea worked with the writing. It is well done, but I think some of the magic has been lost in translation between formats.
Elise Rose
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t love the art, but that’s just personal preference. This was a great adaptation of the story, but make sure you read the original masterpiece before turning to graphic novel format.
Karol (readwithkarol)
4.5 *
Big plus for me was the artwork which I really enjoyed. The style is just right for the story, everything is clear and understandable. I can see people who didn't read the original enjoying this graphic novel. It is really a great adaptation of Sherlock Holmes' adventures!
Seth T.
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
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
James Hill
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
from Todd:

This graphic novel adaptation of the famous Sherlock Holmes novel arrests the attention of lovers of pictorial narrative. It has a steampunk sensibility in terms of the snap and sharpness it brings to this Victorian Period story. Edginton has a talent for creating a high fidelity evocation of the novel in terms of his adept selection of dialogue and plot threads, while Culbard is a graphic artist to be reckoned with in terms of his stylistic attitude and eye for detail.

I rarely see gra
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
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a graphic novel adaptation of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes Classic, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Doyle wrote this book eight years after he penned the story called “The Final Problem,” in which Holems has already been killed off but as the forward of this graphic novel stated, Doyle brought back Holmes because he needed “a strong central figure to hold the plot together.” In the world of Sherlock Holmes, this is a tale that was supposed to have taken place before Holmes’ death. This i ...more
Matthew Fleming
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very faithful adaptation of the original, with lots of little details most versions leave out. It's not the greatest graphic novel interpretation of The Hound... I've read, but it's close - the illustrations are brilliant, and the atmosphere is incredibly close to Doyle's world-building. However, it goes too quickly through the story, and there is no excuse for giving Holmes such a ludicrously large chin. The stories describe his chin as having 'the prominence of squareness', but not being 'th ...more
Victoria Ellis
I had so much fun with this graphic novel! As you can probably tell this is an adaptation of the famous Sherlock Holmes story, involving a family curse, and a demon hound from hell. There was a real fact paced vibe going for the story, which you rarely get in Victorian fiction, which was helped by keeping clear chapters, which I assume are taken from the original. I also, loved the art style that gave me of 1950s, pulp fiction vibes. However, I will admit that I haven't read the original (yet) s ...more
Meghan Davis strader
I’m glad I read all the other Holmes books, but I think I appreciated this one the most. Since it’s written with Watson as the main detective, Doyle is able to create a more personable inquiry throughout the case. Holmes is often so cold and direct that pleasantries are skipped over. As a result, the characters are only created to give him the information he needs. With Watson in charge, the characters were able to take on a new depth.

William Stanger
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great graphic novel adaptation of one of my favourite Sherlock Holmes stories. It has the right atmosphere and gets the characters right. I liked the way it was drawn and it drew me in enough that i was pretty much able to read it in one setting. I had read it before, but this time I was reading it for my participation in the #savvyreadathon.
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Shyla Colt
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this adaptation! From the art to staying true to the story and the essence of who Sherlock and Watson was and the romantic and dangerous setting of the Moore. The team who worked on this book hit a wonderful balance.
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As much as I enjoyed reading the original story, it always seems to pay off a little better for me when it's done visually and this version is great. This graphic novel stays true to Doyle's original and adds some nice perspectives to the action.
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
the artwork was fun.
it still left a lot of questions unanswered.
don't make me watch the movie...
Patricia Gulley
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite.
I think this adaption of 'The hound of the Baskervilles' does not get the balance right. There are too many speech bubbles and not enough showing through the artwork.
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes stories and I also enjoyed the illustrations.
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great adaptation.
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it, library
I hope there will be more of these!
Not a huge fan of the artwork...hard to keep track of who is who
Kajeth 8y
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I thought the book was interesting. It had some interesting reasoning and lives up to its renown name. It shows a lot of description on the characters.
Dec 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-books
Entertaining enough, but I prefer the more detailed narration of the classic novel. The art style is really cool, though!
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