Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; 1892, 304 pages.
He's rude, arrogant, cold, unfriendly, and easily bored. But nobody minds, because Sherlock Holmes is a genius at solving mysteries. This collection of some of Holmes's most intriguing cases includes unabridged tales of blackmail, lost fortunes, and, of course, murder.
I found The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to be very hard to put down (except for the fact that the version I was reading was a big clunky hardback).
 The best thing about The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, other than Holmes and Watson, would have to be the writing. I was absolutely blown away by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s writing style. I don’t know if this goes for other mystery readers, but I like to match wits with the detectives in the mysteries that I read and see if I can beat them to the conclusion of their cases (and I got nearly all of them before the end of each case).
   Another thing I liked about the book was how the majority of the cases weren’t murder cases. They were mainly missing people, missing things, and the occasional murder.
  I think the best thing about Holmes as a character is how eccentric he is, like, how he enjoys taking on “odd” cases and his method for solving them.
   Out of the whole book my favorite case would have to have been A Scandal in Bohemia. The reason that it was my favorite case from the book would have to be that its one of the few cases where Sherlock Holmes fails to finish a job. Besides it’s always interesting to see a character, even one you really like reading about, get outsmarted by their opponent.
   My only complaints about the whole book are mainly against the volume I had which was heavy with sharp corners, so all in all I loved the book hated the binding.

I would definitely recommend The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, it's an excellent detective driven mystery read that is well worth the time to read.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes earns 5 out of 5 pineapples.

1 comment:

  1. I have a Sherlock Holmes collection--I love Doyle's work. :)


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