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Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KGStJ, DL was a British writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second... show more
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KGStJ, DL was a British writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
When we last left our fearsome detective he was plummeting to his death having cornered his arch-nemesis Dr Moriarty on the Reisenbarch Falls. Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle (Arty to his friends, and me) had thought that he has seen the last of him and was planning on taking it easy having put the famous de...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 2 months ago
On the whole the mysteries from the earlier stories were more interesting but I liked the Watson and Holmes dynamic more in the later stories. Vol II is probably about equal with Vol I in terms of racism. It has less use of the slur g***y, but 3GAB does have the n-word in it. If I were to rerea...
nente
nente rated it 2 months ago
Yes, there are definite indications that we get a glimpse of both Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes in this one. However, it's not at all complimentary to the latter: the hypothesis he puts forward proves to be wrong. And no one really ever "solves" the crime at all: the narrator simply has good luck to ...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 2 months ago
I'm familiar with a fair number of Sherlock Holmes adaptations (mostly newer ones I will admit). Pop culture has had such a heavy hand in shaping my idea of Sherlock Holmes. It's interesting reading the source material and seeing where the inspiration for those adaptations comes from (and seeing how...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it 3 months ago
In a way I’m not entirely sure how I should approach this book, particularly since I generally don’t review short story collections as a whole but rather each story on its merits. Mind you, that is probably going to cause a little bit of a problem when I get around to reading the Collected Tales of ...
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