Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Short Stories (#3-4, 6 ,8-9)
After reading it so many times... There are new realisations of the flaws in the deductions and conclusions. But I still rate this collection highly because the stories are not merely whodunnits, which lose its value after the first read. There is something delightful about his writing, where one feels transported back to the Victorian times.
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
This was a fabulous read. I had read most of these a couple (or more) decades ago, so my memory of them was mostly non-existent.
What a delightful week! I can why people thought he was real. Sherlock is not successful with every case - even though his performance is always impressive. It is a pleasa ...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
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
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
I would reccomend this book to my friends who like detective books. Sherlock is so clever and attentive to detail it's sca ...more
I've only just started. There are 2 more novels and 40 or so short stories (from ...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
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