The only reason I even bought this book was because my ex-housemate was a Sherlock Holmes freak and everyone claims that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was this unparalleled legend of a mystery writer.
I have to say, I wasn’t dissappointed
The story revolves around Detective Sherlock Holmes and his ‘side-kick’ Dr. Watson. It seems there’s the legend of a hound that kills the Baskerville men. Of course a very analytical and rational Holmes refuses to take part in girlish fantasies and sets out to find the real villain with real motives behind the murders. In a race against time and logic, the detective finds his expertise put to the test. An array of eerie characters line the story, each one a suspect with motive to kill.
In my onion, the book was perfect. It had everything! Mystery, murder, romance, humour, etc. I was on the edge of my seat most of the book. It somewhat engaged my mind as if I was part of the story. In fact, I believe I’m a little more paranoid now than I was before.
Final Verdict: It was a good read. A good read, indeed. His vocab is fantastic!
My favourite quotes:
1) The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance observes. Detective Sherlock Holmes p36
2) I have not heard [Sherlock] laugh often, and it has always boded ill to somebody. Dr Watson pg 197
Yeah. It was interesting and definitely deserves another read. Not so soon though.
Highlight of my day: First time driving to the city BY MYSELF!
and my papago. I forgot to take a pic while I was there, so excited I was, but I managed to snap something on my way back.
It was invigorating! And a little insulting when a couple came up to me and asked me, “Are you lost?” Guess I don’t have that city-girl look.
Thinking of: The wedding of the year happening in about 2 weeks, Nelly&Kelly’s Gone, Brian McFadden’s Like Only a Woman Can and how I’m not as mnemonic as I remember.