Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Boys' Sherlock Holmes

Author: A. Conan Doyle (technically, Sir Arthur)
Genre: Mystery
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 336
Time period: 1800's
Main characters: Sherlock Holmes, Watson
Exciting events: Chases, escapes, stories, so much more
Passage from book: "It was easier to know it than to explain why I know it. If you were asked to prove that two and two made four, you mgiht find some difficulty, and yet you are quite sure of the fact. Even across the street I could see a great, blue anchor tattooed on the back of the fellow's hand. That smacked of the sea. He had a military carriage, however, and regulation side-whiskers. There we have the marine. He was a mn with some amount of self-importance and a certain air of command. You must have observed the way in which he held his head and swung his cane. A steady, respectable, middle-aged man, too, on the face of him -- all facts which led me to believe that he had been a sergeant."
My overall opinion: I really enjoyed this book! It's got a variety of great Sherlock Holmes stories, which is always fun. Oh, btw, Sherlock Holmes is obviously the one speaking above, explaining to Watson how he knew what a certain man was.

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