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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Aug 15, 11

bookshelves: classics, adventure, mystery, anthologies
Read in February, 2011

Wonderful as ever. I enjoyed that this book had some stories that were told from Holmes' perspective in contrast to Watson's. One of the things I had lamented in the other stories I'd read so far was the lack of "relationship" between Holmes and Watson. It's very clear that they work well together and like each other a lot, but it's only Watson's deep affection for his friend that the reader was able to see--both because most stories are from his perspective and because Holmes' character is to almost never show emotion.

Finally in this book, there is a story where Watson is shot in the leg. Holmes puts down the shooter quickly, and then almost fawns over Watson. Holmes tells the shooter if Watson had been killed, he wouldn't be getting out of the room alive. Watson even said it was a big reveal coming from a person so cold and calculating as Holmes. That was so cool!
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