BookWorm: The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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

Review:

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

SUMIE RATING:

♦♦♦♦◊

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.

Just a small town girl, living in her lonely world, she took the Jalan Kuching Highway going anywhere…

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.