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Revisiting an old favorite

The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins

This evening I asked my wife what she was was going to watch after dinner, and after briefly describing the program she was going to start she added, "Or we could watch The Moonstone." This is how I learned of the 2016 BBC adaptation, and the fact that we ripped through its five episodes in one evening is testament to how much we enjoyed it. The creators take considerable liberties in how they structure their adaptation, yet we both felt that most if not all of them were for the better.


As the neared the end of the final episode, it occurred to em that it's been a while since I last reread the book. So I took my copy off of my shelf and before I go to sleep I plan on skimming a few chapters. It really is one of my all-time favorite novels, and, if anything, my disappointment with The Woman in White has only increased my appreciation for his masterpiece,