Have you ever had your own blog series that you start doing and then suddenly forget about because other ideas come along? This is mine! I have done two incarnations of this showcase series since I started my blog and it has never got very far. Most of it is probably my fault for not sticking with it, and that the format wasn’t the greatest.
Anyway, I’m back with a third reincarnation, and my intention is to showcase some of the books on my shelves that I don’t talk about, or haven’t got around to reading yet. They may be new books, those that have been published a while now, standalones, and even books in a series. Basically any book!
I want to start off with one particular book that has definitely caught my attention:
Dr Jekyll & Mr Seek by Anthony O’Neill.
Date of publication – 1st September 2017
Format – paperback
Number of pages – 256
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Continues…
Seven years after the death of Edward Hyde, a stylish gentleman shows up in foggy London claiming to be Dr Henry Jekyll. Only Mr Utterson, Jekyll’s faithful lawyer and confidant, knows that he must be an impostor – because Jekyll was Hyde. But as the man goes about charming Jekyll’s friends and reclaiming his estate, and as the bodies of potential challengers start piling up, Utterson is left fearing for his life … and questioning his own sanity.
This brilliantly imagined and beautifully written sequel to one of literature’s greatest masterpieces perfectly complements the original work. And where the original was concerned with the duality of man, this sequel deals with the possibility of identity theft of the most audacious kind. Can it really be that this man who looks and acts so precisely like Dr Henry Jekyll is an imposter?
“…Are you intending to attend the funeral of Sir Palfrey Bramble?”
“I beg your pardon?”
“Sir Palfrey Bramble – it was in the papers, sir. He passed away in his bed on Friday night.”
“Sir Palfrey? Are you certain?”
“Certain as taxes, sir.”
Utterson remember calling on the florid-faced explorer just a few days earlier; and not the man – corpulent, excitable, permanently flushed – was dead. It was one of those passings that evokes sadness but little surprise.
As a huge fan of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, I am so intrigued to dive into this book. The original story is one of my favourite classics and I loved that RL Stevenson was able to pack an incredible punch when it came to writing such a short but terrifying tale of duality and identity. I just hope that Anthony O’Neill can evoke those similar feelings and provide us with a sequel worthy of the Jekyll and Hyde name.
Is this a book that interests you?
Have you already read it?
If so, did you like it?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!