Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book 75: Book Stats and The Lost World.

Title: The Lost World
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

First Published: 1912
My Edition: Penguin (seen at right-this cover was designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, the same designer responsible for those cloth bound editions that I LOVE)
Pages: 264

Other Works Include: All of the Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories

I spent quite a few months last year slowly working my way through Doyle's collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. It was a lot of fun and I loved Doyle's writing style. You can find links to all my reviews on my "Finished Books" page if you are interested.

When I was making my list, I knew that I wanted to read the Holmes stories, but I also wanted to sample another piece of Doyle's writing. After looking at some titles, I decided that this one, The Lost World, would probably be something I would really enjoy reading. I love science-fiction, so this would be a welcome break from some of those bulky, heavy classics.

So I am really looking forward to some dinosaurs and rollicking good action...that is not Michael Crichton inspired. Of course, this will be fun to look at the differences between this and modern thrillers that focus on long-lost animals. :) But yes, based on the writing I saw in Holmes, I am definitely looking forward to this.

Have any of you read this? What did you think?

9 comments:

  1. I read it several years ago in my old book club. I really enjoyed it! Very adventurous and properly old-fashioned. :)

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  2. I haven't read it but I will eagerly be waiting for your review. I love science fiction too (particularly classic science fiction) and am trying to read a lot more of this year, its one of my reading projects. If you recommend it I will give it a go

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  3. I read this ages ago. I'm pretty sure I enjoyed it, but I can't quite remember the story. Other than Professor Challenger--he sticks out in my mind. But I don't remember what happened with the dinosaurs! I may have to pull this back out.

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  4. I just finished reading the Sherlock Holmes stories for the first time, and this puts me in the mood to read more Doyle.

    I recently received the Stylish Blogger Award and I am passing it on to you because I love reading about your literary journey. Here's the link: http://akindleinhongkong.blogspot.com/2011/02/wednesday-dim-sum-stylish-bloggers.html

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  5. I'm sorry I haven't. :)

    I haven't read any Sherlock Holmes novels, but this sounds like a good read. :)

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  6. I really want to try this one. Great cover by the way.

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  7. Wait--is this what the movie The Lost World with Branden Fraser is based on? Though it seems I might have looked it up when I watched the movie and may have just forgotten.

    I just picked up a collection of Doyle's works (Sherlock Holmes), so I'm glad you hear you enjoyed them so much!

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  8. Makes me laugh how weird it "reads" when you use the expression "Doyle's". We're so used to reading his full name!

    The Lost World sounds fun!

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