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What the community says about The Moonstone
- "The Moonstone is not for everyone. Atlthough it is a classic it can be tough to digest given the number of eyewitnesss accounts to keep track of. I'm not sure I would consider this a true epistolary format book. A backgound in India or hinduism would also be helpful to best understand this book."
- "Excellent classic that touches upon some cool themes from the 19th century. You'll be missing out if you've ever been enchanted by the suspenseful themes and Victorian settings that was a part of the fiction of the period and don't at least crack open The Moonstone. The moment you get to near the end of each page, you're going to want to continue and time will get away from you--take it from one who knows!"
- "I forced myself to read this Victorian book since it is "the first English detective novel." Honestly, it was such a surprise when it turned out to be one of the Best Books I've ever read. I could not stop raving about it. The story is told by the different characters, and each character has a distinct personality. Collins's ability to capture different perspectives from all of the different characters is impressive. And there is so much humor! The prime narrator is a butler who sees the novel Robinson Crusoe as the, to paraphrase from the movie "You've Got Mail", I Ching of all wisdom. Read this book. You won't be disappointed. I promise!"