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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Nov 19, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: crime-mystery, classics, short-story-collections, sir-arthur-conan-doyle
Read from November 19 to 24, 2011

The first 4-5 stories i thought this collection was not as consistently great as The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes collection i read before it. What i liked in this collection that was different from that collection is that several of the stories dealt with how flawed Holmes was in his detection,cases. If he didnt have enough facts,evidence he wasnt a brilliant detective. If he wasnt quick the criminals might get away forever from the police,justice.

The best stories who made the collection stronger was: "The Yellow Face","The Musgrave Ritual","The Greek Interpreter","The Naval Treaty","The Final Problem". 4 of them was the last 4 stories so the collection improved vastly by the end.

"The Final Problem" was very effective way to kill your hero. It wasnt a detective story, more like spy thriller. Moriarty was freakier than his tv,film versions. It was very interesting how he made Holmes nervous,afraid for his live. Although its not really an effective way to kill a character you didnt want to write anymore, the reader never sees the famous death scene,climax. No wonder the fans wanted more. Lucky for modern Sherlock Holmes fans the series didnt end after 2 books, 2 collections. I respect Sir Conan Arthur Doyle not wanting to cash in, milk his famous hero forever.
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11/19/2011 page 40
10.0% "I just read second story in the collection"The Yellow Face" says a message of racial tolerance that's remarkable for a work published in 1893."
11/24/2011 page 310
81.0% "I have only two stories left now. Im almost worried to read the hyped,legendary Moriarty in "The Final Problem"" 4 comments
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