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The Complete Sherlock Holmes 2 by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Mar 09, 07

bookshelves: fiction, classics
Read in February, 2007

The second volume of the masterful Sherlock Holmes. The first was probably better, but this was a very good read as well. I have all the respect for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as he really makes you believe in Holmes' genius.

One interesting tidbit is that he killed Holmes off at the end of the last book, because he thought he was "obscuring my higher work". Ironic since none of his other work has any popularity. Due to popular demand, Holmes returned 20 years later.

A great quote:
"I have serious thoughts of writing a small monograph upon the uese of dogs in the work of the detective ... A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones. And their passing moods may reflect the passing moods of others."

so true!
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