Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
We'll start with the good news. I'm back to more normal work hours and that's something to consider as a good thing with the way the economy has been lately. The bad news? It's cuts into my reading hours. Fortunately, there are a few classics that are pretty darn short. The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving happened to be one of them. I picked up this book on the nook and was able to read it using my phone. Pretty nifty when I have a couple minutes and don't have a real book to browse through. So over the last few work lunches I've been able to catch up a little on my book pace.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ended up being quite brief and maybe not my type of book. It falls more into an old wives tale than a hashed out story worthy of doing a movie after. It's a very brief story that involves unrequited love and a possible ghost. Perhaps part of the appeal of this short story is the idea that you don't truly know what happened to the main character. Was there or wasn't there a ghost? Was he or wasn't he killed by the ghost and, either way, what happened to him?

If you're looking for a short quip or need something to read during lunch it's a worthy little tale. If you're looking for more gumption time then head over to one of the other classic authors.... James Fenimore Cooper will certainly put you to slee.... well, it's longer. ;-)


Rating: 4 CBs 


  1. Thanks for the review - I didnt realise it was so short. For some reason I thought it was more of a novel (duh)

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  6. How bad is it that I didn't realise the movie was based on a book? I feel like smacking myself on the head. And if I did know it was based on a book, I probably would have thought it would be novel-length. Clearly, I was wrong on both counts, but I like how you mentioned that the short story meant that it was up to the reader to decide what happened to the character. Great review!

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  8. Jessica; thefriande;

    I was in the same school of thought - normally, a novel will have so much information that the script writer will have to pare it down to something less than what it is. In this case, they had to flesh it out a little more. I can't say that I envisioned Ricci or Depp as their respective characters in the novel. I didn't get that. =\