It's easy to see that this book is the father of the modern crime genre. It has suspense and keeps you guessing all the time, which - to me - is what identifies a crime novel.
I didn't find the book to be that
good. I liked it a lot, but I'm not sure if I get all the hype about this particular novel. Some of it is sure has to do with me having read more modern literature and therefor found this book to be cliché, but it seems rather unfair to judge the book because of that. Having this feeling while reading this book is actually a good thing; it shows that this book means a lot to modern fiction. I like that a lot.
The storyline was good, it had suspense, which I liked, but it also had a bit too much description if you ask me. Furthermore I felt like the humor in this book was lacking compared to [b:A Study in Scarlet|102868|A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)|Arthur Conan Doyle|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348362236s/102868.jpg|1997473].
The plotline was well thought of, and the book kept me guessing most of the time. I had some ideas as to who the suspect might be, but I wasn't entirely sure until the end.
This is definitely a must read.