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The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Feb 14, 2011

really liked it
Read from February 14 to March 01, 2011

Okay, this volume compiles the first five published Sherlock Holmes in one collection.

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 third selection has some excellent stories in it (namely "The Red-headed League" and "The Adventure of The Beryl Coronet"). The fourth selection has some good stories as well, but overall felt rushed to me (though I am quite fond of "The Yellow Face"). The Hound of the Baskervilles speaks for itself: it could receive five stars on mood alone.

I was pleasantly surprised at how readable these stories were. I was expecting something very "eighteen hundred-y", but they turn out to be a lot of fun. Immensely unrealistic, but fun just the same.

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Reading Progress

02/14/2011 page 67
02/24/2011 page 531
75.0% "Sherlock has to wait. There's a new T. C. Boyle!"
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