Writing for The Guardian in October 2016, John Mullan looked at the development of the contemporary thriller genre and examined how Collins’ “melodramatic crowd-pleasers” laid the groundwork for titles such as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (2012) and Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (2015). Read what he had to say about The Moonstone here.
The Moonstone has been the subject of numerous adaptations for television, radio and film, the most recent of these being by the BBC in 2016 and starring Terenia Edwards, Joshua Silver and John Edwards.
Our next BookTalk event will focus on Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, marking the 150 year anniversary of its first publication in 1868. The Moonstone is considered by many to be the first novel of detective fiction. T. S. Eliot described it as “the first, the longest, and … Continue reading BookTalk event, 16th May 2018: Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone