My Review of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Had such a nice week last week at home with the family from Wednesday to Sunday, got together with my friends to celebrate my friend Ilona’s birthday and went out for a Chinese buffet with the family…..One downside, I caught a cold from my nine year old sister and now I am an ill, sleepy, virus-ridden unhappy bunny. 
 
But, I have finished Sleepy Hollow and decided to give you a review of it 🙂 Hopefully I will be better soon and posting lots of blog-posts in between essay writing, seminar reading and classes
 
Date Finished: 5th February 2013
 
Book Challenge Number: 9
 
Rating: 2 stars
 
Sleepy Hollow follows the story of a Dutch Settlement in Tarrytown, with a quiet glen nearby called Sleepy Hollow. Here is where the spirit known as ‘the Headless Horseman’ is, believed to be an old revolutionary soldier riding through searching for his head. Teacher Ichabod Crane is fascinated by the tale of the horseman and wants to know more, then one night as he makes his way home, he sees the horseman by the church.
 
To be perfectly honest, this book should have been right up my street, but it wasn’t. The writing style was alright, but it just wasn’t what I was expecting from the book that brought us the film. I was waiting for a bit of gore, some terror and mysterious killings but all I received was a disappearance at the end and one teacher’s love story plonked in between stories told about the horseman by the villagers. There’s no real character development or half decent plot, and I know it’s a short book, but its like Irving doesn’t even want you to get to know the character that much or build up the story. 
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