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The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Mar 16, 2012

really liked it

I liked Study In Scarlet better, because it was more character driven, less thick in plot. The last 20 pages had much too much unnecessary detail, emotionless detail for my taste. My true rating would be 3 and 1/2 stars, but it was clever, so onward to 4.

This is a good article about Holmes and Doyle.

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Reading Progress

March 16, 2012 – Shelved
March 17, 2012 – Started Reading
March 23, 2012 –
page 107
82.95% "I'm reading it in an old library discard book. Certain books should be read that way."
March 24, 2012 –
page 113
87.6% "Ok--I 'll play Sherlock, and see later if I am right. I am suspicious of Mr. Thaddeus, for more than the fact that he gives off a creepy vibe. Motives:\n 1). He lives in a cheap apt in a bad neighborhood, yet has exquisite things: therefore, he is acquisitive . \n 2) He feels he was the unfavored child\n 3)He feels as though secrets are kept from him"
March 24, 2012 –
0.0% "He insists everything happen right now as if it is set up for something."
March 24, 2012 –
0.0% "Hmm. Page 121..I am off from Holmes. Rethink."
March 25, 2012 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

I also found A Study in Scarlet more sensitive and mysterious.

Tracy Reilly E.N. wrote: "I also found A Study in Scarlet more sensitive and mysterious."

Maybe Conan Doyle got lazy after establishing his characters and didn't go back to the well. Just filled up on researchable, showoffy knowledge.

message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

The short stories are different..

Tracy Reilly E.N. wrote: "The short stories are different.."

Different than SiS or So4? Different good or different bad?

message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

The stories are the best.

Tracy Reilly E.N. wrote: "The stories are the best."

Which ones?

message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Red headed league, scandal in Bohemia, etc.

Tracy Reilly I read that one years ago: RHL: will reread

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