The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Thursday, June 30, 2011

"My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know". 

After reading modern crime fiction, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes are quite quaint in comparison. There is hardly any blood, gore or murder and no forensics. Just a series of clues & deductions which lead to the mystery being solved. Sherlock reminds me of The Mentalist, reading people, their actions & omissions. And just like modern tv crime shows, the cases are solved within the chapter, perfect for bedtime reading.

The older language in the book is a treat, with phrases such as "Very sorry to knock you up, Watson". In Australia this means 'sorry I got you pregnant', where as Sherlock is simply apologising for coming over too early. 

The Adventures were thoroughly enjoyable & if you like how the Mentalist 'reads people' then you'll like Sherlock Holmes. 

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