Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Short Stories (#3-4, 6 ,8-9)
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"So what did you make of it?"
"Well, it's a handsome volume, Holmes. I think a fitting tribute to the many cases you've solved over the years."
"No more than that, Watson? Come come, what of this man Klinger?"
"Well, he seems a trifle fussy, a bit like an over-eager terrier jumping up and barking all the time. But he's also very knowledgeable."
"Anything else? You know my methods."
"Now Holmes, I know you just wish to bamboozle me again – ...more
I would have finished them sooner had I not been sidetracked by other books, but oh well. I got there.
There are a lot of great mysteries here, and a few not so great (*cough*the Veiled Lodger *cough*), but great as they are, it's Sherlock Holmes's personality and the dynamic between him and good friend Watson that lift the stories to the next level - the level of eternal devotion of a huge fan base. ...more
The one thing I dislike is the editor's choice to include commentary and opinions of those who enjoy pretending that Holmes and Watson are real ...more
I borrowed this book from our school library when I was still in High-school. I thought I lost this book forever. I paid the library and ...more
From the beginning introduction of Holmes and Watson to Holmes' gentle retirement to beekeepping on the southern coast of England, this book contains all the essential stories (none of the apocryphal, anecdotal, or tribute-written pieces are contained here).
Perhaps the two elements that made Holmes and Watson the world-renowned figures that they became are, first, the dominance of the British Emp ...more
He is a well-to-do bachelor, takes only the cases that interest him. He is high-strung and restless, and, although he finds a creative emotional outlet in playing the violin, it is often not enough to amuse his troubled mind when he is not on a case. He then injects himself with cocaine. It takes a great amount of time and efforts for hi ...more
What I've seen of the annotations has really impressed me, too. They are partially fannish theories sprouting around narrative discrepancies and plo ...more
I've only just started. There are 2 more novels and 40 or so short stories (from ...more
I would reccomend this book to my friends who like detective books. Sherlock is so clever and attentive to detail it's sca ...more
986 pg. mystery
London, 1881. A murder is commited. The police is baffled. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. In each one of these short stories, Sherlock Holmes solves an impossible mystery while his trusty assistant Watson records them dutifully. Holmes is a very careful observer, and few are better than him. He uses logical reasoning to derive complex observations out of minute ordinary details.
I really enjoyed this novel since Holmes explains his logic and I apply...more
The annotations are worth the price as a whole, totally. Despite the original writings being filled with racistic, nationalistic, anti-feministic and insane values, The Canon is still enjoyable, if one is able to see past these things. It's a brilliant collection, and I firmly recommend it. "The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes" is a bit dodgy as it's written at the very end of The Canon, when Conan Doyle basically wanted to stop writing about Holmes, which is very evident.
I would love to find an annotation edition for all of the classics.
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