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Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"A Study in Scarlet" is the first published story of one of the most famous literary detectives of all time, Sherlock Holmes. Here Dr. Watson, who has just returned from a war in Afghanistan, meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time when they become flat-mates at the famous 221 B Baker Street. In "A Study in Scarlet" Sherlock Holmes investigates a murder at Lauriston Gardens as Dr. Watson tags along with Holmes while narratively detailing his amazing deductive abilities. (Taken from Goodreads)

Book Details:

Title: A Study in Scarlet, Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Publisher: Digireads, ISBN: 1420925539, Format: Ebook, Released: January 1st 2005, Genre: Classic, Mystery, How I Read It: Ebook via Digireads.

My Thoughts:

I have a habit of falling in love with character, not just love, I guess falling into obsession. Sherlock Holmes is one of those characters I decided I needed to know EVERYTHING about him and read every single book he was in. "A Study in Scarlet" is the first book in the Sherlock Holmes Canon and the book where Sherlock and Watson meet for the first time.

This book is available in the public domain so anyone can get it free from Project Gutenberg and give it a read, you won't regret it. 

So, Sherlock Holmes, is AMAZING. He is pompous, entitled, self-absorbed, most likely a sociopath, and yet there is something about him that makes me want to be on his side, no matter what. He inspires the same loyalty in his friend and soon mystery solving companion John Watson.

The characters Doyle creates are effortless, completely compelling you to be happy for them, be sad for them, pity them, or hate them. He inspires an emotional infatuation with all his characters in some form or another. It's just great writing.

A novel sprawling London and sometimes even further, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduces his greatest creation with "A Study in Scarlet" and it's a must read for any fan of Sherlock Holmes and even those fans of those modern adapted TV shows: Sherlock and Elementary. Give it a change, for classic literature it doesn't disappoint.

1 comment:

Bookworm1858 said...

I adore Sherlock Holmes so much (especially that his books are in the public domain :) I read all of the short stories a few years ago and enjoyed the experience a lot even though I noticed none of the stuff that Holmes did, being more of a Watson myself.