Friday, October 16, 2015

Good Story 118: The Strange Case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde

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    1. I always thought Jekyll and Hyde was a weird turn for RLS considering he mainly dealt with adventure tales, but I have to wonder if this story wasn't something that struck him deeply that made him have to get it out there. Sort of like how Frankenstein, MacBeth, The Shining, and Moby Dick, are about the worst kind of sin that just won't wash away, this story just stays with you long after you read it.

      I wonder, am I like that? Is their such a terrific and gripping evil inside of me wanting to get out at ever opportunity? Do I welcome self-destruction with inappropriate glee? Am I just waiting for that right moment to let it loose? Yes, there's a part of me that is like that, no matter how much I want to be rid of it.

      It's a constant fight, but without the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, it's one I would have lost long ago.

      Lucifer's Hammer is a great post-apocalyptic book. Such stories are really hard to do without becoming full blown nihilistic sludge or utopian absurdities, but it stays just realistic enough that ir remains cautiously hopeful even at the worst moments. I particularly like the ending, too.

      Another great episode!

      1. Such a thoughtful comment - thank you JD!

        I also thought RLS was mostly a teller of adventure tales but if you check his short stories what you find is a lot of speculative fiction. I think, like Kipling, he went for a good story no matter what genre it got put in.