Monday, 28 December 2009

The Suicide Club by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Suicide Club (Dover Thrift Editions)Synopsis: Short story trilogy involving a club for people who wish to end their lives. The "Story of the Young Man with the Cream Tarts," "Story of the Physician and the Saratoga Trunk," and "The Adventure of the Hansom Cab" chronicle the exploits of Prince Florizel of Bohemia and Colonel Geraldine through some of 19th-century London's most dangerous haunts.
My thoughts: An intriguing three part mystery story based around the Prince of Bohemia and his discovery of a secret club for men who want to end their lives. After discovering the club, the Prince then takes it upon himself to make the leader of the club pay for his crimes.
I enjoyed the first part of the story where we are first introduced to the Suicide Club itself. I didn't enjoy the second and third parts of the story quite as much, but it was interesting how they were all connected to each other.

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