Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles Graphic Novel

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Summary:

The intrepid detective and his faithful assistant take on a supernatural challenge in one of Arthur Conan Doyle's most popular mysteries. This graphic novel's original illustrations accompany an easy-to-read account of Holmes and Watson's investigation of a family curse. Readers will be irresistibly drawn into the search for a giant spectral hound that haunts the fog-shrouded moors.

This Dover Graphic Novel Classic offers readers ages 8 and up an exciting introduction to a time-honored tale. Expertly abridged and packed with dramatic illustrations, this version offers a streamlined narrative that retains all of the storytelling essentials. (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Review:

This was a graphic novel that I believe had good potential, but I was disappointed.  It is certainly difficult to adapt a full-length novel into a graphic novel without losing significant aspects, but that was not my complaint.    The story-telling was well done, but the artwork was lackluster to me.  Many of the characters looked as though their face had been copy/pasted throughout every panel.  I found this absence of facial expression and variety disconcerting.  If this aspect of the artwork is improved, I think the story/series will have better success.

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review on NetGalley.

Rating: 2 stars!

Who should read it? Huge fans of Sherlock Holmes, but otherwise skip.