The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes #3, 4)
Because I've read so much King and Springer, I was appreh ...more
There are two stories in particular which I absolutely loved, and one that I liked a great deal. This sounds so formal.
A Scandal in Bohemia
This might be because I started reading this book right after I watched the show, and still had the distinct image of the actors in mind when I r ...more
I'm only 67 pages in and this is the second time Watson has "ejaculated" some statement. Yours.
Okay, read the Adventures and will read the Memoirs another time. So totally satisfying. A bunch more uses of "ejaculated."
These were stories about the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, who solved crimes swiftly and intelligently. There are 12 short stories and 11 memoirs, all of which are about Holmes solving mysteries. I only read the first 6 of the short stories, so I will be reviewing those. There is a complete collection of the Sherlock Holmes stories - this is just some of them.
What I particularly liked about these stories is that each story is a new adventure, new plot, but the same characters. Sherlock an...more
A few of my favourite stories in the book were “A Scandal In Bohemia”, “The Yellow Face”, “The Speckled Band”, “The Man with the Twisted Lip”, “The Boscombe Valley Mystery” and “The Beryl Coronet”. The first two stories were examples where Sherlock Holmes could not entirely succeed, making him seem more human and showing readers that not all mysteries or cr ...more
That being said, note that these were most extraordinary stories! I immensely enjoyed Sherlock Holmes' famed skill of deduction. Dr. Watson was also quite the agreeable sort, "enduring" through Sherlock Holmes' "strangen ...more
This is the first time I read a book that contains different short stories. I only read one at a time. And went through other books between them. There wasn't that grip that makes you read on to get to the end. But I enjoyed most of the stories anyways.
Note: I had to read this for school.
I'm totally in love with Sherlock Holmes now. Previous to this book I've seen the movies with Robert Downey Jr. and the BBC Sherlock television show and thoroughly enjoyed them! They capture the essence of Sherlock very well. Sherlock is just a fascinating character, I can't get enough of him. Sir Doyle's writing style is great and I wouldn't mind picking up some of his other books. What else is there t ...more
A Scandal in Bohemia-- finished 2/25/10 -- 5 stars
The Red-Headed League-- finished 3/23/10 -- 5 stars
A Case of Identity-- finished 3/23/10 -- 5 stars
The Boscombe Valley Mystery-- finished 4/12/10-- 5 stars
The Five Orange Pips-- finished 4/12/10-- 4 stars; loved it up until the ending, very unsatisfying "conclusion"
The Man With the Twisted Lip-- finished 4/12/10-- 5 stars
The Blue Carbuncle-- finished 4/13/10-- 5 stars
The Adventure of the Speckled Band-- finished ...more
Each of the stories follows similar characteristics and plot structure. All of the stories are narrated by Dr. Watson. It begins with a ...more
Second, I am a mystery lover. I try really hard to figure out what is going on before the answer is revealed. In the edition I was reading there were questions at the end. One of the questions was, "Did you figure out the solution before it was revealed?" I hated it because Holmes always told Watso ...more
March 9, 2014 - Rereading this wonderful collection of stories. Below are short reviews of each story in this massive book. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle writes in such a wonderful style with so many beautiful precise details that you can see the image in his mind. You can see the house on Baker Street, Sherlock's famous posture and facial features and each and every crime. Doyle is one of the best story ...more
Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record ...more