October 16, 2012

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1892
With Doctor Watson
by his side, the mysteries
of England are solved

There's a great working relationship between Holmes and Watson that not only lends itself to solving mysteries, but to clever interplay of dialogue. Truthfully though, Watson does little to actually solve anything, other than provide constant moral support to his friend. Holmes' genius is a product of who knows what: possibly drugs, ADD, or a combination of the two.

It was great to read this having seen the recent film adaptation with Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, as I could instantly believe the way Holmes talked and behaved. Quirky to the core, and slightly incapable of connecting emotionally with those around him, his heightened senses and keen observational skills provide for fast-paced adventures and unparalleled wit. (PG)

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