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The jewel of the east

Advantages: Beautifully written, strong characterisation
Disadvantages: None

Introduction I've been meaning to read this book for ages, but kept putting it off - I do most of my reading on public transport and so tend to prefer something reasonably light - and a book written in 1868 isn't really my idea of light reading. But as a ...

sunmeilan 15.02.2006 ˇ Read full review
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The first ever whodunnit

Advantages: cleverly plotted, absorbing once you get hooked
Disadvantages: very long, a slow burner

...Fans of modern detective writers like Ruth Rendell, Patricia Cornwell, Colin Dexter and P D James may be interested in this novel by Wilkie Collins, an author often acknowledged as the inventor of the detective story. Collins wrote "The Moonstone" in 1 ...

jonathancowley 15.03.2001 ˇ Read full review
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IT WASNAE ME

Advantages: Excellent in all departments
Disadvantages: None

...I recall first reading 'The Moonstone' some three years ago. I was traveling to Scotland by train to visit my brother's family and whiled away the five hour long journey to and back from by reading. After finishing reading the Harry Potter series, I wante ...

kleft 04.01.2002 ˇ Read full review
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The Cursed Stone.

Advantages: A great detective story that will keep you guessing.
Disadvantages: You'll never guess who it is!

The moonstone is more of a detective story than anything else and is set in the 1840's. The story is about a valuable yellow diamond that was stolen from the forehead of a god. Over the years many people have owned the stone and whoever owns it is said to ...

Azurel 22.05.2002 ˇ Read full review
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Detectve writing at it's first and best!

Advantages: Intruguing to the end
Disadvantages: Slightly slow at the very beginning but not for long

I was intrigued to read the Moonstone after seeing one episonde of the television adaptation a couple of years ago. I dutifully went out to Waterstones and bought a copy and then it sat on my shelf collecting dust for the next two years! It was only las ...

nilequeen 07.08.2000 ˇ Read full review
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