Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Featured Author Book Review

book cover art for The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Genres:Mystery, Classic

     You'll be hard pressed to find anyone who has never heard of Sherlock Holmes and his capable companion Mr. Watson. Not only did Doyle write a lot of stories about this character, Holmes has become iconic among sleuths and often mentioned in modern day fiction as well.

     While it is an interesting spin on things that all the stories are written from Watson's point of view, it is also a bit disappointing as well. Sherlock often keeps Watson in the dark, therefore the audience is kept in the dark as well. When Watson doesn't notice something he can't relate it to the reader. I found this a bit annoying because it made it virtually impossible to match my wits against Holmes and try to solve the mystery before Sherlock's big dramatic revelation at the end of the story.

     This volume of Sherlock stories has several different adventures and is actually more of a compilation of short stories than one long novel. Despite my disappointment, Sherlock is the epitome of all great detective sleuths and always gets his man in the end.

I give it 4 star review graphic 4 stars!

     As with most classics, this novel is within the public domain and available for download as a free ebook on both Amazon and Goodreads.

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