It's too bad that the ending of this story is so well known, if the plot and ending hadn't been spoiled by the MPAA and society at large, the tension would have been incredible. Despite that, it was a fun book to read and still suspenseful. It's a quick read, it moves along fast like good movie and takes just a little longer than the time to watch a movie to read.Here's some free advice from Stevenson:I feel very strongly about putting questions; it partakes too much of the style of the day of judgment. You start a question, and it's like starting a stone. You sit quietly on the top of a hill; and away the stone goes, starting others; and presently some bland old bird (the last you would have thought of) is knocked on the head in his own back garden and the family have to change their name. No sir, I make it a rule of mine: the more it looks like Queer Street, the less I ask.