I must have read some Sherlock Holmes stories before–I’m sure I must have. But I can’t recall doing so. I’ve seen movies and TV shows, serious takes and spoofs. But this might be the first time I’ve read the real thing.
The real thing doesn’t disappoint. Sherlock is brilliant and quirky, Watson grounded and real. The problems are ingenious, and though I still prefer novels to short stories, I enjoyed every one of these. I believe I’m keeping this book. I may even keep an eye out for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s other collections.