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30 review for Sherlock Holmes

  1. 5 out of 5

    Borislav Nikolov

    It's interesting because this is my all time favorite book. There are so many reasons why Sherlock is on the top. One of all is the complex characters in it...Conan Doyle has a special way of writing that i personally love to the bones...and if I have some hero or whatever that is, was, and it will be Sherlock. My whole life i believed that the brain and the "seeing" things is the most important and in these books of Conan Doyle this is bright that I literally can breath with Holmes and Watson.. It's interesting because this is my all time favorite book. There are so many reasons why Sherlock is on the top. One of all is the complex characters in it...Conan Doyle has a special way of writing that i personally love to the bones...and if I have some hero or whatever that is, was, and it will be Sherlock. My whole life i believed that the brain and the "seeing" things is the most important and in these books of Conan Doyle this is bright that I literally can breath with Holmes and Watson...so epic and in a way mine.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Anh

    I'm fond of rereading Sherlock Holmes. I do so once every while. Everytime I feel melancholy, don't know what to read, or just don't want to read what I'm supposed to, I turn to Sherlock Holmes. This is the first "real" book (series) that I read... I believe I borrowed it from a cousin when I was 9, so it's like meeting an old friend or visiting a familiar place: I know that person so well that nothing comes unexpectedly; still I greet every word, every detail with... knowing. It's not tedious kn I'm fond of rereading Sherlock Holmes. I do so once every while. Everytime I feel melancholy, don't know what to read, or just don't want to read what I'm supposed to, I turn to Sherlock Holmes. This is the first "real" book (series) that I read... I believe I borrowed it from a cousin when I was 9, so it's like meeting an old friend or visiting a familiar place: I know that person so well that nothing comes unexpectedly; still I greet every word, every detail with... knowing. It's not tedious knowing, it's reassuring, solid knowing. I don't know if "knowing" is the right word to express the sense of laziness, nostalgia, calmness, relief and that moment when "yeah" is followed by a content sigh. I don't know what I've been mumbling about, either. Let's just say I love Sherlock Holmes enough to read about his adventures till kingdoms come.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Feisty Harriet

    Is it bad that for each of these adventures Sherlock's voice was Benedict Cumberbatch? Well, it was. I really loved reading these adventures and stories, written by Watson, but always starring Sherlock. Is it bad that for each of these adventures Sherlock's voice was Benedict Cumberbatch? Well, it was. I really loved reading these adventures and stories, written by Watson, but always starring Sherlock.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Molly Mix

    Sherlock Holmes in just about every iteration is my happy place. I will read and reread these stories many more times before my Earthly trip is at its end. I read the paper and glue versions of these stories 30 years ago, and then again about 10 years ago, and this time around, I listened to 72 magnificent hours of Stephen Fry’s perfectly matched narration. It was Heaven.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ayush Srivastava

    21% of the English people believe that Sherlock Holmes was a real person. So did I, until I read about this survey before picking up the book! This is the charisma of the tone set by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while portraying Sherlock-the first consultant detective of the world, and Dr. Watson, an able chronicler and the only friend of Sherlock Holmes. The visual portrayal of incidents and setting is so substantial that an innocent reader is almost certain to believe in the legend of 221B, Baker S 21% of the English people believe that Sherlock Holmes was a real person. So did I, until I read about this survey before picking up the book! This is the charisma of the tone set by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while portraying Sherlock-the first consultant detective of the world, and Dr. Watson, an able chronicler and the only friend of Sherlock Holmes. The visual portrayal of incidents and setting is so substantial that an innocent reader is almost certain to believe in the legend of 221B, Baker Street. If you are a suspense buff, Sherlock should be on your shelf invariably. Never has a work of mystery gripped the world as much as Sherlock. Infact, it is the 3rd most selling English book of all times, after Bible and Shakespeare. This itself speaks volumes about its cult following. Sherlock Holmes is written in archaic Victorian English, which makes it a little difficult to comprehend the connotation at some places. The descriptions are detailed, often more intricate than is generally demanded from a suspense thriller genre. Talking about Sherlock, I have seldom seen a character as intriguing as his. An intellectually genius and socially evaporated character with an acute method of deduction that seems so commonplace once revealed by the cynosure himself. Dr. Watson provide the reader a window into the world of a super-human from the perspective of a human, like me and you. I think he is cleverer than what Sherlock makes him appear to be! Out of 56 short stories, all but four are told by Watson, two by Holmes himself, and two are written in the third person. My favourite story: The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (His Last Bow) Story I didn’t like: The Adventure of the Lion’s Maze (The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    I was hoping that this would give some backstory to the characters of Sherlock and Watson: how do they know each other? What made them start doing this? They're not with the cops, so how'd they become so popular? Questions that, I think, deserve an explanation. Instead, this book is made up of 8 short stories, about 20-30 pages each (the longest one is actually 47 pages). Like any mystery, it starts with Sherlock getting word that someone needs his help. He pieces clues together in order to solv I was hoping that this would give some backstory to the characters of Sherlock and Watson: how do they know each other? What made them start doing this? They're not with the cops, so how'd they become so popular? Questions that, I think, deserve an explanation. Instead, this book is made up of 8 short stories, about 20-30 pages each (the longest one is actually 47 pages). Like any mystery, it starts with Sherlock getting word that someone needs his help. He pieces clues together in order to solve the crime. His clues, interestingly enough, are found in the behaviors and patterns, rather than forensics. It's so interesting to approach crime-solving from that angle. However, as a visual person, without being able to see these tiny details which have a large significance, it was difficult to follow with him and try to guess for myself. All in all, a good read. If you're looking for backstory, find something else to read though.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Priya

    So much better than the TV series or movies .Though I love them too .Baker street is a character here. Through Watson you can read his mind and understand the abrupt resolution of confounding observations. "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth" Synopsis of his best fit inference strategy in one statement.He is a good observer and possesses a great deal of knowledge about soil,poison ,smells and anatomy .And on top of it he is good at form So much better than the TV series or movies .Though I love them too .Baker street is a character here. Through Watson you can read his mind and understand the abrupt resolution of confounding observations. "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth" Synopsis of his best fit inference strategy in one statement.He is a good observer and possesses a great deal of knowledge about soil,poison ,smells and anatomy .And on top of it he is good at forming theories. Conan Doyle always tries to give the reader a jolt out the blue when you are in the most confused state of mind and leave you even more dumfounded.Then he gradually resolves it.The place of action keeps changing , motives keep changing and he always manages to keep his characters interesting . I can imagine how much people would have waited to read his next story in the newspaper , when there were no TV sitcoms.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I put this down for a few months, but I will go back to it...I think reading these stories gives me a great appreciation for why the characters Conan Doyle created endure. Unlike the Sherlock & John Watson that were represented in the PBS series with Basil Rathbone, I think the true Sherlock had a lot more humor& mischievousness & Watson much more intelligence & bravery than is usually represented. I thoroughly enjoyed the new BBC series Sherlock, which was set in modern day, but was much more c I put this down for a few months, but I will go back to it...I think reading these stories gives me a great appreciation for why the characters Conan Doyle created endure. Unlike the Sherlock & John Watson that were represented in the PBS series with Basil Rathbone, I think the true Sherlock had a lot more humor& mischievousness & Watson much more intelligence & bravery than is usually represented. I thoroughly enjoyed the new BBC series Sherlock, which was set in modern day, but was much more close to the original characters than any depiction I've seen.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sana Khan

    Was easier to understand after watching Sherlock series. Noticed things in the book that I saw/heard in the show. The actor (benedict cumberbatch) acts very much like the sherlock in the books. But the stories were changed in the show, like Hounds of Baskerville was more interesting in the book than in the show, found that episode to be the dullest. Love the show, though. Eagerly waiting for season 4

  10. 5 out of 5

    Carter

    I think this book is a good one for students 6th +. Also fun for adults as well. It has action and adventurous moments. It also has a very good storyline.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    A classic for a reason, guys! I enjoyed the longer stories best, but all of them were great.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Antoine

    Perfect for Sherlock Holmes' fans! Perfect for Sherlock Holmes' fans!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alex Lee

    I've never read Sherlock Homes before. These stories are written fairly clearly, with the very unrealistic notion that Homes can somehow notice all the right details in order to ensure the conclusion as to how and what crime was committed. This is silly because in real life we cannot know what details are relevant to a crime and which are not. This is also silly because in order for this to work Homes would have to have a sense of what is normal -- so as to see which details stand out and are "n I've never read Sherlock Homes before. These stories are written fairly clearly, with the very unrealistic notion that Homes can somehow notice all the right details in order to ensure the conclusion as to how and what crime was committed. This is silly because in real life we cannot know what details are relevant to a crime and which are not. This is also silly because in order for this to work Homes would have to have a sense of what is normal -- so as to see which details stand out and are "not normal" -- which is a fantasy. I am somewhat shocked to see that Homes takes cocaine regularly -- this was common enough back when the book was written. I assume this detail is provided because Homes has an uncommon mind which "needs constant stimulation" when he is not busy solving cases. Still it was somewhat entertaining to read, and as this is considered a subject matter for children, it does beg the question as to what kind of education children are expected to attain when they are in the process of growing to be adults. The values presented here are perhaps unbalanced, but one consistent with the goals of Victorian England in the throes of the industrial revolution.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ruth

    I feel like you can't get much better than Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson portraying Sherlock and Watson. Then throw in an episode with Orson Welles playing Moriarty? I thoroughly enjoyed this! The only issues I had with it was maybe the order of the stories? They had the case that has Watson and Sherlock meeting for the first time towards the end and the one where Sherlock and Moriarty "die" was in the middle. Silly, but it was something I noticed. Also, if you're listening to this wit I feel like you can't get much better than Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson portraying Sherlock and Watson. Then throw in an episode with Orson Welles playing Moriarty? I thoroughly enjoyed this! The only issues I had with it was maybe the order of the stories? They had the case that has Watson and Sherlock meeting for the first time towards the end and the one where Sherlock and Moriarty "die" was in the middle. Silly, but it was something I noticed. Also, if you're listening to this with headphones on, be careful, some of the sound effects/music/screams will blow out your eardrums, as they are exponentially louder than the rest of the audio.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Oscar Bui

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book is a very scary and mysterious adventure about Sherlock homes. He is one of the most famous detective, with his partner Watson, they made a perfect duo of a very intelligent detective and a very kind and nice doctor. They broke many different very hard cases including the four unknown signature, the scarlet house and many others. Although most of the cases listed are very scary, i still think that this book is very recommended to others as it is very nice as a book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Yuri Moreira

    Amazing, fantastic ... since i was a kid, i've always wanted to read Sherlock Holmes, but now that i got it, i'm deeply in love with this box, it's just amazing see him work and the details that everyone would let pass that he got, and the way he do it ... now imma huge fan of sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his great creation. Amazing, fantastic ... since i was a kid, i've always wanted to read Sherlock Holmes, but now that i got it, i'm deeply in love with this box, it's just amazing see him work and the details that everyone would let pass that he got, and the way he do it ... now imma huge fan of sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his great creation.

  17. 4 out of 5

    James

    Two very interesting and different books here. A Scandal in Bohemia is a semi recurring theme for Holmes and is touched upon/ referred to in other Arthur Conan Doyle novels revolving around the King of Bohemia. Whilst The Man with the Twisted Lip looks at a wife looking for her husband, a beggar, opium den and a coat with coins found in the Thames.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Dale Keck

    Have read all of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and probably others as well, just never bothered to put them in to amazon or goodreads, so dates wrong. Some KU some paperback some hardback some collections. Have read all of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and probably others as well, just never bothered to put them in to amazon or goodreads, so dates wrong. Some KU some paperback some hardback some collections.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Janet Clucas

    Brilliant. Really enjoyed re-reading these stories/novels. Still as exciting and interesting as when I first read them as a teenager. Fantastic kindle edition.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Phil

    Good old-style dramatization of these classic old stories.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Lennie

    Amazing, funny, plausible, realistic, Sherlock Holmes is the detective we would all love to meet!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Huy Thịnh

    This is my all-time favorite book which makes me passionate!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Bert

    Wonderful tale that stand the test of time. I thoroughly enjoyed the narration. Listened to this on chirpbooks.com.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Scott

    Classics. Some of the more common. Reader did a fine job

  25. 4 out of 5

    M. Van

    It is still good story telling.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Z

    DNF. Good for children but weren't that excited to continue reading after the first mystery. Would be good for a younger audience which is who they are intended for. DNF. Good for children but weren't that excited to continue reading after the first mystery. Would be good for a younger audience which is who they are intended for.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Noula

    Great book!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Joie de Livre

    OLD REVIEW- KEPT FOR MEMORABILIA PURPOSES HA- Since I'm very busy with school it took me a lot of time to update and I was really inactive.It actually took me five days instead of three that it would actually take me because of school and problems.I've had like a thousand years to update that though so it looks like it took me a month.Anyways... Sherlock Holmes has to be one of my favorite characters in the world.He's a genius,he knows what he's doing,he knows exactly what to say to whom and who OLD REVIEW- KEPT FOR MEMORABILIA PURPOSES HA- Since I'm very busy with school it took me a lot of time to update and I was really inactive.It actually took me five days instead of three that it would actually take me because of school and problems.I've had like a thousand years to update that though so it looks like it took me a month.Anyways... Sherlock Holmes has to be one of my favorite characters in the world.He's a genius,he knows what he's doing,he knows exactly what to say to whom and who to trust,he works alone but he always accepts and even requests Watson's company and he's basically what you can call:sassy. I really liked the short stories that I read and the Hound of The Baskervilles.I also have a favorite but I don't remember its title right now.The mysteries were perfectly woven,a complex plot in every single short story and I adored all of them.I wouldn't have guessed what Sherlock did in two days,in a million years.I totally recommend that you read them and be mesmerized. Update:My favorite story was "The Adventure of The Speckled Band". Update No2:I also loved the movies with Robert Downey Jr and I ADORE the BBC show with Benedict Cumberbatch.I can't choose though which actor looked better as Sherlock.Maybe Benedict but do I prefer Benedict as Sherlock or the real illustrations?I don't know.What about you people?Anyways,that's all I have to say.Next book to read "How To Be Bad" by Mylnowski,Lockhart and Myracle.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Martinez

    “Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, while intelligent, ultimately falls short due to its inability to captivate the reader. The book follows many themes about how to live and think due to it being a collection of multiple stories in one book, however, the main central themes of all the stories is that everything is able to fit together in a simple way. The style of the writing is that of an old, European tale, which seems interesting at first, but it ultimately fails to capture the rea “Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, while intelligent, ultimately falls short due to its inability to captivate the reader. The book follows many themes about how to live and think due to it being a collection of multiple stories in one book, however, the main central themes of all the stories is that everything is able to fit together in a simple way. The style of the writing is that of an old, European tale, which seems interesting at first, but it ultimately fails to capture the reader’s attention and makes it more of a chore to go through. The story is told from the perspective of Sherlock Holmes's friend and colleague, John Watson. While it is mentioned multiple times that John and Sherlock are friends, the way that they interact with each other makes it seem like they are just work partners for the majority of the time. The setting is Europe in 1883, which allows for a wide variety of different places and environments for the different stories to take place. The different stories mostly involve the murder or disappearance of someone, however other mysteries do exist within the book. Overall you should not read this book, its writing style is ultimately dated and makes every mystery seem more like a chore than an adventure. I give this a ⅖.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sydney

    I thoroughly enjoy Holmes and Watson’s relationship sooo much! So sad I only have one more volume left!

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