Saturday, 30 January 2010

Mystery on the Moor

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle is an exciting mysterious story. It's about Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. I saw them in the film that was a different story but it was still good. Then my dad suggested reading this book.
The mystery is about a man whose ancestors are cursed because when the Baskervilles crossed the moor at nighttime it said that people die. After the mysterious death of Charles Baskerville, Henry Baskerville takes over the Baskerville Hall. Watson goes in with Henry while Sherlock Holmes secretly goes with him too, yet Henry and Watson don't know it yet.
Many exciting events happen in Baskerville Hall. Some bits are slightly scary but then you find out that they're not actually that scary. It's clever because you think you know something but it's not actually happened.
Sherlock Holmes was a clever and unpredictable character. My favourite character was Watson, because he seemed to be the main person in the action and we saw everything from his point of view. He's cool because he did all the planning without even knowing he did it.
Stapleton starts out as being a friend to Henry and Watson however he pulls tricks and is very clver. He is an evil genius.
My favourite bit was when Watson went into the hut and he thought it was a convict however he then found Sherlock Holmes had been secretly hiding on the moor to find out for himself.
I would read another Sherlock Holmes book and there are lots of them.
I give this book five out of five. It is good for nine plus because some of the storyline plot was a bit complicated. Tha language was a bit old-fashioned, it was helpful to have my dad read it to me.


  1. An elementary examination of this blog leads me to conlcude that the author is a ten year old boy, that he lives in London, that his mother is a journalist and author of books for young people, and that his father often reads to him. How have I discovered this? You know my methods,Watson.

  2. I really enjoy your reviews and look forward to reading them. You make me want to read lots of the books you have read because you are good at making them sound very exciting!

  3. I love The Hound of the Baskervilles! I found it pretty scary, and the ending was a surprise. Great review!

  4. you are such a great reviewer. when i read this as a kid, i wasn't sure what was going on but you've really understood how the story works. do you like horror? have you read Edgar Allan Poe?

  5. I went on to read every one of Holmes and Watson's adventures after I read "The Hound of the Baskervilles."
    You could look out for The Last of the Mohicans -abridged or otherwise, I really enjoyed it.
    Enjoy your reading challenges.