Saturday, July 13

Book Review: The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Title: The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Pages: 353

Summary: Eight puzzling mysteries featuring the world’s most trusted detective. With the faithful Dr. Watson at his side, Sherlock Holmes, the famed genius detection, attempts to solve a series of seemingly impossible cases. From the surprising case of The Resident Patient to the sinister tale of The Crooked Man, no case is too challenging for Holmes. In these timeless whodunits, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle shows readers that Sherlock Holmes is indeed the master of deduction.

The Greek Interpreter
The Gloria Scott
The Resident Patient
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Noble Bachelor
The Crooked Man
The Five Orange Pips

My Rating: 7.5/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: I enjoyed this short collection of stories about Sherlock Holmes, although compared to some of his other adventures, this one didn't grip me as much as I'd have liked.

I think one or two of the mysteries have appeared in other anthology collections about Mr. Holmes, as some did seem familiar to me, which might have added to me feeling a little disconnected from this collection. Normally, I love reading stories about the detective as I find Sherlock Holmes a very interesting and fun character to read about. In this collection I didn't get that same feeling. I do find how Sherlock solves the mysteries and his quarks amusing, he's usually a fun and eccentric character to read about, but this collection just didn't show them as much as others have.

The stories were good, some more interesting than others and I did enjoy the collection, just not as much as I thought I would. In the end, a good collection, but not the best example of what Sherlock is capable of.

Would I recommend it to read: I would, but I think it would be better to read the complete Sherlock collection as a whole rather than in pieces, as I think the characters development and how the stories connect would work a lot better.

What to read next: More Sherlock Holmes

Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge

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