Title: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Series: Sherlock Holmes #3, Word Cloud Classics
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Classics, Crime, Easy reading
Publisher: Word Cloud Classics
5th sentence, 74th page: ‘Does it not strike you as a little singular that this McCarthy, who appears to have had little of his own, and to have been under such obligations to Turner, should still talk of marrying his son to Turner’s daughter, who is, presumably, heiress to the estate, and that in such a cocksure manner, as if it were merely a case of a proposal and all else would follow?
Circumstantial evidence is a very tricky thing… It may seem to point very straight to one thing, but if you shift your own point of view a little, you may find it pointing in an equally uncompromising manner to something entirely different.
I’ve been wanting to read Sherlock Holmes for ages. After all, there are a lot of TV shows and genres that I absolutely adore. And, I really wasn’t in the slightest bit disappointed. Actually, I found a more comprehensive collection of Sherlock Holmes tales which I bought after reading the first few pages of this book. There is a great lyrical flow of words, a great journey upon which to be bought and I just love how at the end of each tale, there is a grand reveal.
Each of the twelve cases in this collection have their completely unique spin and take on modern-day life in Victorian England. What I like about this is that it is far more accessible than many of the other stories that I have read of this time. The language is a lot simpler, and it deals with the courses of daily lives. The lyricism makes it incredibly difficult to put this book down and it makes me want to know what has happened to the vast array of clients which march through the pages.
I know that this is one of those stories that I will find more details as I reread it. The culprit and the villain (if there is one) is woven through each story. Yet, it isn’t until the very end that it becomes so blatantly obvious what happened – and only through Holmes’ amazingly concise reiterations of the storyline. I like that although everything isn’t necessarily tied up in a neat bundle, it is all explained completely.
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