eBook Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Irving (3 Stars)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

3 out of 5 stars

Read in December 2008

Washington Irving painted beautifully detailed scenes of rural New England. He also had a healthy sense of humor and wit. This story read like it was being narrated by the fireside in a tavern or pub on a blustery autumn evening.

I read the edition available from Project Gutenberg (click on the book cover at left for more information).

Reflections in light of the new Fox series “Sleepy Hollow” …

The television show bears little resemblance to Irving’s story, but it does provide some entertaining juxtapositions. ¬† And it appeases my continuing fascination with fiction loosely based on the American Revolution, but in this case, spiced up with Revelation as well.

GR Status Updates:

11/29/2008 page 7 6.48% “Barely got started last night on this ebook via my BlackBerry when I fell asleep.”
12/01/2008 page 33 30.56% “About a third of the way through this classic.”
12/03/2008 page 87 80.56% “Almost got this finished this morning. Will probably fall asleep to it again tonight.”