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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Dec 23, 2016

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bookshelves: classics, fiction, ibooks, sherlock-holmes

Review posted on my blog The Writer's Library.

Oh, if only I had been able to fly through this one in time to finish off the 2016 reading challenge.... You just can't win them all, can you?
I hate to say this, but I really prefer Arthur Conan Doyle novels to the short stories. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy the stories in this book, it's just that I felt like most of them were weighed down by clients' stories of whatever their problems were. I felt like, as a result, the mysteries were cleared up so quickly that I missed the solutions to some of them! It was good, overall, but it wasn't as good as The Hound of the Baskervilles or The Valley of Fear, simply because I did not feel as immersed in the shorter stories as I did all four novels.
I want to point out that this has nothing to do with Conan Doyle as a writer, however. I've read all of his Holmes novels and The Lost World and those were all exceptional works of genius. I have no doubt that Conan Doyle is brilliant. Short stories have just never been my cup of tea, personally.


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Reading Progress

December 23, 2016 – Shelved
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: ibooks
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: fiction
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: classics
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: sherlock-holmes
December 25, 2016 – Started Reading
December 26, 2016 –
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0.0% "I found a quote the show "Sherlock" used! \n\n"I have come for advice."\n"That is easily got." \n"And help." \n"That is not always so easy.""
January 4, 2017 – Finished Reading

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