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The Complete Sherlock Holmes Time does not change great literature This was completely entertaining and no matter how old you are it s still great to read over the ones you enjoyed the first time Several I had not remembered reading I bought this book at special price from here Time does not change great literature This was completely entertaining and no matter how old you are it s still great to read over the ones you enjoyed the first time Several I had not remembered reading I bought this book at special price from here It s great that we got Hound of the Baskervilles right before Return of Sherlock Holmes, because, after that, the knighted author would prove to be on autopilot.I m afraid that the test of time has not been overly kind to the canon Sherlock lore It was a chore sometimes, to read through these short stories that have outstayed their welcome.Maybe the detective ought to have stayed dead But vox populi, vox Dei Now that the work of Doyle is in Public Domain, manynew stories keep popping up It s great that we got Hound of the Baskervilles right before Return of Sherlock Holmes, because, after that, the knighted author would prove to be on autopilot.I m afraid that the test of time has not been overly kind to the canon Sherlock lore It was a chore sometimes, to read through these short stories that have outstayed their welcome.Maybe the detective ought to have stayed dead But vox populi, vox Dei Now that the work of Doyle is in Public Domain, manynew stories keep popping up Incredibly, I ve read only one such book That must be remedied ASAP My copy of this book is a wreck, I have read it so often My dad gave it to me, I can t remember if it was a birthday or Christmas gift, but regardless it s one of the best books I ve ever been given You just have to read a couple of pages and you fall right into Holmes and Watson s world it s wonderful. Holmes, who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul, remained in our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books, and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition, the drowsiness of the drug and the fierce energy of his own keen nature Holmes was still, as ever, deeply attracted by the study of crime, and occupied his immense faculties and extraordinary powers of observation in following out those clues and clearing up those mysteries which had been aba Holmes, who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul, remained in our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books, and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition, the drowsiness of the drug and the fierce energy of his own keen nature Holmes was still, as ever, deeply attracted by the study of crime, and occupied his immense faculties and extraordinary powers of observation in following out those clues and clearing up those mysteries which had been abandoned as hopeless by the official police A Scandal in Bohemia Watson s not wasting any time here So we learn, in two sentences, that Holmes is not fond of other people, ridiculously smart, kind of a drug addict, working unofficially to fight crime and, as if I couldn t say it enough ridiculously smart Arthur Conan Doyle emphasizes Holmes magnificent brain in many ways he uses Watson s admiration to reinforce the reader s own he gives Holmes lots of foils, including incompetent cops and the criminals he s hunting and perhaps the best trick of all, Holmes frequently gets to show off his smarts by wowing his clients with how much he can guess about them just by looking at their outward appearances.So it s obvious that Sherlock Holmes is beyond intelligent, but I find this other side of himinteresting That any civilized human being in this nineteenth century should not be aware that the earth travelled round the sun appeared to be to me such an extraordinary fact that I could hardly realize it You appear to be astonished, he said, smiling at my expression of surprise Now that I do know it I shall do my best to forget itA Study in Scarlet Holmes is, in a nutshell, single minded in his detection In that respect, it makes sense that all emotions, particularly love, are abhorrent to his cold, precise, but admirably balanced mind He s basically an instrument for finding out criminal stuff I actually appreciated this, since Doyle didn t risk all the soap opera ish entanglements that make long running serials hard to follow without a map He conceived each of his stories as both united by Holmes character, and yet still potentially interesting to people who had never read any other of his stories.As a private detective, Holmes totally uses his powers for good Everyone in Victorian London, from the lowliest governess to the highest nobleman, eventually comes to see him when they need help It s reassuring to read about a guy who just goes around making sure that life is fair for the little guy Sure, he may be in his business of private detective work mostly for the intellectual work rather than the moral judgment but for me, reading each of his stories is like reading Chicken Soup for the Nerdy Soul He s so sure, and so good at getting things right, that reading his stories leaves you with a comfortable glow.John Watson, the narrator, is definitely a main character in these stories He is telling his own story, sure, but only in so far as that story relates to Mr Sherlock Holmes The thing is though, he is awesome in his own right He was an army doctor in Afghanistan, he s the one who always carries the gun in his and Holmes s most dangerous encounters,and what she is actually able to sustain a job and engage in healthy human relationships withthan one person By also making Watson a strong character, with both medical and literary proficiency, Doyle makes Watson s admiration of Holmes intelligence evenmeaningful He fills in gaps that Holmes lack he provides medical assistance that Holmes can t handle and he s the one who adds human interest to Holmes stories Above all, he makes cold, calculating Holmes human Sure, he keeps mentioning that Holmes despises feelings and what not but at the same time, the clear bromance that ties the two guys together their mutual friendship and respect really speaks well of both of them as sympathetic, cool human beings Watson also manages to bring out the passionate side of Holmes supremely intellectual work.Watson provides a frame for each story an introductory series of paragraphs sketching some dialogue with Holmes, or setting the scene of the investigation His narration doesn t wander off into passages of thick description very often, which makes their impact all thepowerful when he does The focus of each story is on solving a central problem, and that means there s suspense, and there s resolution So, it s probably not a shock to many of you that detective stories usually end with, you know, the solution to a mystery That s part of the pleasure of reading them in the first place Something that s kind of interesting about Doyle s endings though, is that the solution is not always accompanied by legal punishment Like, a satisfying conclusion to a Bones episode would be an arrest, right Or Law and Order and its spinoffs are all about convicting the criminals they track down Holmes though, is a private detective above all, and because he is not part of an official police force, he gets some choice in how things are handled once he s solved a case He sinterested in fairness than in observing bureaucratic technicalities As our parents have told us time and time again, life isn t fair But, by the end of a good Holmes story, you feel like it can be The good are rewarded, the bad punished and each man gets what he deserves.If these are somehow not enough to convince you that Sherlock Holmes is worth caring about, let me add that the bromance is top notch in these storiesSome people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating itThe Hound of the BaskervillesSherlock and John restored my faith in platonic love I hope I will be as excited to spend time with my friends fifteen years down the line as these two seem to be during their later adventures The guys may not be romantic partners in the least, but they are life partners and I must admit, reading about their adventures left me a little choked up A study in scarlet The sign of four Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A scandal in Bohemia The red headed league A case of identity The Boscombe Valley mystery The five orange pips The man with the twisted lip The adventure of the blue carbuncle The adventure of the speckled band The adventure of the engineer s thumb The adventure of the noble bachelor The adventure of the beryl coronet The adventure of the copper beeches Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Silver blaze The yellow face The stock broker s clerk The Gloria Scott The Musgrave ritual The Reigate puzzle The crooked man The resident patient The Greek interpreter The naval treaty The final problem The return of Sherlock Holmes The adventure of the empty house The adventure of the Norwood builder The adventure of the dancing men The adventure of the solitary cyclist The adventure of the priory school The adventure of Black Peter The adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton The adventure of the six Napoleons The adventure of the three students The adventure of the golden pince nez The adventure of the missing three quarter The adventure of the abbey grange The adventure of the second stain VolumeIntroduction by Loren D Estleman The hound of the Baskervilles The valley of fear His last bow The adventure of Wisteria Lodge The singular experience of Mr John Scott Eccles The tiger of San Pedro The adventure of the cardboard box The adventure of the red circle The adventure of the Bruce Partington plans The adventure of the dying detective The disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax The adventure of the devil s foot His last bow The case book of Sherlock Holmes The adventure of the illustrious client The adventure of the blanched soldier The adventure of the Mazarin stone The adventure of the three gables The adventure of the Sussex vampire The adventure of the three Garridebs The problem of Thor Bridge The adventure of the creeping man The adventure of the lion s mane The adventure of the veiled lodger The adventure of Shoscombe old place The adventure of the retired colourman I have no idea how I let myself get so long in the tooth before finally settling down and reading this collection Suffice to say I am glad I finally came to my senses.It is all here, every Sherlock Holmes story ever penned by Arthur Conan Doyle There are four complete novels and five books of case studies Relax I am not going to even attempt to review every one of these That would be tedious for me as well as you.There is no doubt that my hands down favourite of the entire collection was I have no idea how I let myself get so long in the tooth before finally settling down and reading this collection Suffice to say I am glad I finally came to my senses.It is all here, every Sherlock Holmes story ever penned by Arthur Conan Doyle There are four complete novels and five books of case studies Relax I am not going to even attempt to review every one of these That would be tedious for me as well as you.There is no doubt that my hands down favourite of the entire collection was The Hound of the Baskervilles, but make no mistake I loved it all.According to Goodreads I started reading this collection on June 23 of this year and I am just now able to close off my review With the exception of the novels which I read straight through once I had started them, the balance of the case files I read in between other books I must say I truly enjoyed this approach and looked forward to dropping in to see what Sherlock was up to every now and again Sadly all good things must come to an end It was however an experience I shall never forget and I shall certainly miss Watson and Holmes I may have to go back and pay them a visit again sometime Most people in the world know who is Sherlock Holmes as the matter of fact, he is one of the most popular fictional characters The Complete stories of Sherlock Holmes with original illustrations the strand magazine 4 novels A Study in Scarlet The Sign of the Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear 5 books of 56 short stories The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A Scandal in Bohenia The Red Headed League A Case of Identity The Boscombe Valley Mystery The Five Orange Pip Most people in the world know who is Sherlock Holmes as the matter of fact, he is one of the most popular fictional characters The Complete stories of Sherlock Holmes with original illustrations the strand magazine 4 novels A Study in Scarlet The Sign of the Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear 5 books of 56 short stories The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A Scandal in Bohenia The Red Headed League A Case of Identity The Boscombe Valley Mystery The Five Orange Pips The Man with the Twisted Lip The Blue Carbunde The Speckled Band The Engineer s Thumb The Noble Bachelor The Beryl Coronet The Copper Beeches The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Silver Blaze The Yellow Face The Stockbroker s Clerk The Gloria Scott The Reigate Squires The Crooked Man The Resident Patient The Greek Interpreter The Naval Treaty The Final Problem The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Empty House The Norwood Builder The Dancing Men The Solitary Cyclist The Priory School Black Peter Charles Augustus Milverton The Six Napoleons The Three Students The Golden Pince Nez The Missing Three Quarter The Abbey Grange The Second Stain His Last Bow Wisteria Lodge The Cardboard Box The Red Circle The Bruce Partington Plans The Dying Detective The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax The Devil s Foot His Last Bow The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes The Mazarin Stone The Problem of Thor Bridge The Creeping Man The Sussex Vampire The Three Garridebs The Illustrious Client The Three Gables The Blanched Soldier The Lion Mane The Retired Colourman The Veiled Lodger Shoscombe Old Place 31st August 1st September 2015 A Study in Scarlet I love this story There are lots of twists Alhamdulillah 11 October 18 October 2015 The Sign of the Four It is a very good story Alhamdulillah 22 October 25 October 2015 The Hound of the Baskervilles It is a stupendous story Alhamdulillah I thought The Hound of Baskervilles is spooky story 12 November 22 November 2015 The Valley of Fear It is a brilliant story Alhamdulillah 5th December 2015 4 March 2016 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes I have taken a long break from reading this story AlhamdulIllah, I love it These twelve short stories are awesome 7th March 2016 9th March 2016 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Alhamdulillah These stories were atupendous stories I love it 13th March 2016 17th March 2016 The Return of Sherlock Holmes These stories are awesome Alhamdulillah 8th April 2016 9th April 2016 His Last Bow These stories are fantastic stories Alhamdulillah 9th April 2016 10 April The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes These stories are very good Alhamdulillah in the conclusion, It has taken me to finish read this book between seven and eight months All of the novels and short stories of The Complete of Sherlock Holmes are stupendous Alhamdulillah I am really enjoyed reading this book.My name is Sherlock Holmes and the address is 221B Baker Street So, I m now done with reading this whole 2 volume 1,796 page Sherlock Holmes canon I spent 10 months reading all the 4 novels and 56 short stories contained herein I really liked the experience and I am proud of this accomplishment My first time to read a canon Before reading this, I thought that the word canon only applied to biblical works Well, that was the first thing I learned upon adding this book in my currently reading folder.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in a classy classic manner a So, I m now done with reading this whole 2 volume 1,796 page Sherlock Holmes canon I spent 10 months reading all the 4 novels and 56 short stories contained herein I really liked the experience and I am proud of this accomplishment My first time to read a canon Before reading this, I thought that the word canon only applied to biblical works Well, that was the first thing I learned upon adding this book in my currently reading folder.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in a classy classic manner and even if his settings were not familiar to me as a Filipino, I appreciated his stories because of the universal messages in them love of a husband to a wife, a son to a father, a father to his child, etc the evil in greed especially when it comes to riches and money that men can be truly friends without homosexuality getting in between that we have to respect the people we work with always be wary of the people around you and that, if used in moderation, cocaine and morphine can actually make you sharper I cringed while typing the last one.So, what are my takeaways from Sherlock Holmes There are three 1 Logical reasoning He is a keen observer In almost every company I joined with, there is a safety program and one of the things they teach in the training is to stop and closely look up, down, left, right, front, back for every thing that we see that can cause an accident I think that if all of us in the company will have that power of keen observation, all factories will have zero unsafe incidents Not only that, because Holmes has that keen observation, he uses those things that he sees to link them to his hypotheses and when he applies his knowledge in forensics having a background on medicine , to the things he observes, it results to his power of deduction.2 Ability to disguise I am still to see any Sherlock Holmes television episodes or movies but this one makes the story unbelievable for a middle age man like me but interesting enough to engage me while reading Sherlock Holmes can be anybody a pheasant, a woman, an old man, a soldier, a dead person, etc Not only that, some of his characters put disguises too This fantasy element in the story is entertaining in my mind but it is the least in terms of the practical application of what I learned from Sherlock Holmes For one, I could not freaking imagine myself dressed like a woman.3 Forensic skills From the first few pages of the A Study in Scarlet when the very young Sherlock Holmes told Dr Watson how to detect blood from the scene, I was mesmerized Oh, I thought I knew it from my medical technology readings way back 3 decades ago However, I am not practicing that profession so at times I already forget what I learned before Sir Conan Doyle really puts his passion into each novel and short story because he incorporated what he learned from medical books but even history, travel and other sciences such as anthropology, handwriting analysis, weaponry, zoology and botany I still remember the giant jellyfish He must have been a very well read gentlemen.My favorite novel of course is The Hound of the Baskervilles followed by The Sign of Four My top 10 favorite stories are below Interestingly, while typing this, I checked a website and all, except 1, of my choices are not among the Top 12 Sherlockians choices haha.1.The Final Problem Memoirs 5 stars2 His Last Bow Last Bow 5 stars3 The Adventure of the Retired Colourman Case Book 5 stars4 The Five Orange Pips Adventures 4 stars5 The Copper Beeches Adventures 4 stars6 The Naval Treaty Memoirs 4 stars7 The Adventure of the Empty House Return 4 stars8 The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton Return 4 stars9 The Adventure of the Three Students Return 4 stars10 The Adventure of the Devil s Foot Last Bow 4 starsMaybe I am just strange but I always enjoy stories that either speak to me or at least surprise me Anyway, I will definitely miss Sherlock Holmes But I have to move on to Samuel Beckett For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, Le Petit Prince 14 versus The Complete Sherlock Holmes 19 It was some time during the summer of 19 that I received an urgent telegram from Holmes Arriving at 221B, Baker Street, I was struck by how little he had changed He was older, to be sure but his eye was as keen as ever, and his enthusiasm not one whit abated by the passage of the years I trust you have brought your passport, Watson he said, in lieu of greeting We depart for Alg For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, Le Petit Prince 14 versus The Complete Sherlock Holmes 19 It was some time during the summer of 19 that I received an urgent telegram from Holmes Arriving at 221B, Baker Street, I was struck by how little he had changed He was older, to be sure but his eye was as keen as ever, and his enthusiasm not one whit abated by the passage of the years I trust you have brought your passport, Watson he said, in lieu of greeting We depart for Algeria this evening The cab will be here momentarily But Holmes I protested, as he hurried me down the stairs What We can discuss that once we are on the train, replied Holmes firmly And, true to his word, he said nountil we were comfortably ensconced in the First Class carriage of the Dover Express Now, Watson, said Holmes, after he had carefully packed and lit his pipe, I wonder if you have heard of a young Frenchman called Saint E An author and aviator The rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons I was so sad when I finished this book Nothing new to read ever again about Sherlock Holmes hmmmm sigh


About the Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, a talented illustrator, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes


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