A Study in Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle

The first published story of one of the most famous literary detectives of all time, Sherlock Holmes.

Here Dr. Watson, who has just returned from a war in Afghanistan, meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time when they become flat-mates at the famous 221 B Baker Street.  Sherlock Holmes investigates a murder at Lauriston Gardens as Dr. Watson tags along with Holmes while narratively detailing his amazing deductive abilities.

Is an interesting book is the first introduction to Holmes, Watson and the methodology of Holmes’s practice and brilliance.

The writing was amazing, its language being precise and technical but also entertaining, definitively a good choice of words. I loved Sherlock eccentricity and how unconventional he is.

I don’t know if just me, but sometimes I think most Holmes stories aren’t structured so that readers might have an opportunity to guess who the criminal is; we watch  Holmes investigate without getting a chance to play detective ourselves, he always have a twisted reveling theory that turns to be right.

Besides the new world this book introduce us, I didn’t love it, especially the second half of the book, it was a little odd, it began in a different country with unfamiliar characters without explaining why, I felt a bi lost but it was still entertaining nonetheless.

I like Holmes’s stories but so far this is my least favorite, for me it was utterly unimpressive compared to the others.

Now I hope to re-read the second book.

To a great mind, nothing is little.”
Sherlock Holmes


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