A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four
Publish date: 2004
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Pages no: 204
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 19th Century
, Mystery Thriller
, Short Stories
Series: Sherlock Holmes -9 (#1)
I'm not going to review this, I'm just going to quickly sum up some thoughts regarding it.- Short, quick stories. Took me just a few hours to read.- Not a fan of the re-tellings of the "badguys". I found them quite boring and uninteresting.- I kept imagining Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock. (Never see...
Reading Sherlock Holmes reminds me of G.K. Chesterton's "A Defence of Detective Stories". Here is a link to it. http://www.chesterton.org/discover-chesterton/selected-works/the-detective/a-defence-of-detective-stories/
A short read. Not bad but not amazing (for my tastes).I wonder how much I would I have enjoyed it more if I hadn't watched the modern Sherlock episode that's loosely based on it. It was very loose but enough was similar that some key points were "spoiled".The structure is odd by modern day standards...