The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I
Oh, Sherlock Holmes, where have you been all my life?
Murder! Intrigue! Theft! Blackmail! Here, in two novels and 36 stories, are some of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, as recorded by his trusty friend and sidekick Dr. John Watson, from their first fateful meeting to Holmes's apparent death and surprising return, and beyond--featuring murderous Mormons, Klansmen without Konscience, mysterious American ladies with mysterious pasts, kidnappers, waywar...more
He was inspired to write Sherlock Holmes when he practice his medicine in...more
It seems like a phenominal statement to make doesn't it? Holmes and Watson have been fixtures in my life, since I can't remember when. I have been watching movies and TV shows about them since my parents got our 1st TV when I was six years old. The can still remember the horror I felt watching one of the The Hound of the Baskervilles movies (I do not remember which version).
This year, there is a new TV...more
I really enjoyed reading this compilation of four of Doyle's Holmes novels. It's easy to see why so many people love Sherlock Holmes and the books are so widely read.
However, I have to admit that "A...more
When I first started reading, I found it difficult to picture Holmes and Watson as younger men. They’re in their mid-30s, probably, but for some reason the tone of the book makes them feel like...more
To be honest, i am a dieheart sherlock Holmes fan and hence i am all praises for it. It is brilliant piece of work for people who basically enjoys the intelligent reading where while you reading your mind is also at work with the famous protagonist.
What makes it different from other novels or stories of the same genre is its basic approach toward the logic and inference. The readers are subjected...more
The style of Sherlock Holmes is in short stor...more
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Unfortunately, despite the fun in the science of deductive reasoning and in Sherlock’s pretentious genius, Doyle’s writing lacks energy. It is very steady and withou...more
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
by Arthur Conan Doyle, Kyle Freeman (Editor)
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The Holmes canon is one of my lifetime favorites. I read and re-read my thick compilation of the stories and novels many times as a child. This was my first return to them since then.
In the meantime, I grew up (some), and wrote a few books. Being a writer, I take a different...more
1. Read both Volume I and II in one sitting, which severely diminished my reading pleasure. Nobody to blame but myself, but I was determined to finish every single story because I was afraid I'd abandon it if I took a break to read something else.
2. Sherlock Holmes is easily one of the most enigmatic characters to exist in literature. I see why many rational adults worship him.
3. But Sir Arthur Conan Doyle belongs to the "tell,...more
My summation: I like it.
It's classic literature. It's enjoyable to read not just for the stories contained within, but because of the tone and way its written. Watson narrates the goings on of Sherlock Holmes from his own perspective and it very much gives off that sort of feel. It's his perspective so we see what HE sees, and not necessarily what Sherlock sees... or rather... deduces.
Its always a fun time trying to see if you can f...more
-Occasionally dull passages, especially the entire back story to a Study in Scarlet
-Horrible blatant racism that can be attributed to the times
- The difficulty of the reader to only see through Watson's eyes... you always wind up feeling like it's impossible to understand Holmes.
But, for all the strikes the friendship that lies in between all of the mystery and crime is what makes the series interesting so far. Watson and Holmes...more
"The Hounds of Baskerville", unsurprisingly, is my favorite. "A Study in Scarlet" is the first of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's early Sherlock Holmes stories, and it's clear he doesn't have the pacing perfect yet. I was pretty confused when we jumped to Utah after the first part, and I was seriously concerned Doyle was never goin...more
The Hound of the Baskervilles,...more
I've never read any of Sherlock Holmes before. The funny story is that I saw the film (the 2009 version, directed by Guy Ritchie, and featuring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson) and was confused by two things: Sherlock Holmes has some boxing ability, and...more
I have rated each individual work like so:
A Study In Scarlet -- 3 stars
The Sign of Four -- 4 stars
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -- 4 stars
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes -- 3 stars
The Hound of Baskervilles -- 5 stars
This averages out to four stars.
The first selection segueways into a third person section that I don't think quite works. The second selection has an intriguing and thought-provoking villain. The...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