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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving : A Book Review

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Blurb: Ichabod Crane, a schoolteacher, came to Tarry Town in the glen of Sleepy Hollow to ply his trade in educating young minds. He was a gullible and excitable fellow, often so terrified by locals’ stories of ghosts that he would hurry through the woods on his way home, singing to keep from hysterics. Until late one night, he finds that maybe they’re not just stories. What is that dark, menacing figure riding behind him on a horse? And what does it have in its hands? And why wasn’t schoolteacher Crane ever seen in Sleepy Hollow again?

My thoughts : What the bloody hell was that all about?

Well, disappointed is an understatement. I think my 1st wrong move was watching the incredible movie starring Johnny Depp before reading this tripe.

This book is obviously the original but it’s terrible. If you take out the description about absolutely every single thing our lad Ichabod Crane sees, then you’d be left with about five pages. Those five pages would tell you the story, the most boring story ever.

Also, Ichabod got exactly what was coming to him. All he cares about is riches and wealth. He’s such a slime ball pushing his way into people’s lives but only those that are of any use to him. Yuk!

That’s all I have to say about that.

2 thoughts on “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving : A Book Review

    1. Thanks for your comment. It’s probably one of my shortest reviews. I’m glad I’m not the only one who disliked it. I was shocked by how many great reviews it had on Goodreads!


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