The Lost World

Arthur Conan Doyle
The Lost World Cover

The Lost World


I'm a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and find reading his Sherlock Holmes stories to be very relaxing an comforting. This book was a big disappointment for me- first because his writing style is not gripping enough for the story being told and second because his period-typical racism is very present throughout the novel.

I'm a history geek and history geeks love history so much that we even study the history of the academic subject of history. So it's no surprise that I the part of this novel that I did enjoy was the turn of the century descriptions of the dinosaurs. My favorite interpretation was the thought of the two legged predatory dinosaurs hopping about like kangaroos.

Overall, I didn't like this story and won't be recommending it to others.