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A Study in Scarlet Kindle Edition
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|Kindle Edition, 1 Sep 2011||
|Length: 164 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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The book is a slight one, but serves as a fitting introduction to a character who stands out almost immediately, and without overlooking things I found Watson to be an equally fascinating creation in his own right, although a much of what he says of himself is played down.
At the same time, the book itself becomes a snapshot of a different century, a London that has long gone but is still familiar in all the small ways.
The story itself sees an ‘unlucky’ Dr John Watson trying to find a place for himself after returning to England following injury and sickness has invalided him out of the army medical core. Finding accommodation in the capitol to be a little more than he can afford he is introduced by a mutual friend to another in the same situation, the slightly unusual Sherlock Holmes. Although Watson recognises there is a strangeness to Holmes he is attracted to the man’s observations and eccentricities and the two end up sharing rooms at 221B Baker Street.
Holmes, it would seem is a consulting detective, spending all his time learning bits and pieces from countless disciplines in order to make himself not just good, but one of the best in the field, something that combined with his mind make him excellent. He is aware of his genius, but does not feel the need to boast about it, more than happy to let others take credit for his work.Read more ›
Watson returns from Afghanistan suffering injuries after the Second Afghanistan War. Looking for somewhere to rent in London a former friend and colleague of his points him in the direction of a certain Sherlock Holmes who is looking for someone to share rooms with, thus creating that famous partnership that we are all aware of. It does take some time for Watson to realise what his flatmate does for a living, but he does soon pick up on his rather vain conceit.
With a mysterious murder committed Watson finds himself with Holmes investigating, whilst both Gregson and Lestrade from the Yard of course mess things up with false conclusions. Not as well written as stories that were to come later this still does make for an enjoyable read as we see Holmes in his element, solving crimes that seem to others to be impossible of solution. Also, for those who are coming to the Sherlock stories for the very first time this does show you how they came to be living and working together. In all then this is still very much an enjoyable read that should give you much pleasure.
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I've always loved Sherlock Holmes on screen in practically every incarnation, from Basil Rathbone to Jeremy Brett and beyond. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Trish23
The cover spoils the book as the image is pixolated.The book has no page numbers.On the positive side,the rest is fine including photos and Sidney Paget illustrations.Published 5 months ago by david froggatt
I bought this for a university module! Love the Sherlock Holmes books and this is no exception!
Probably one of my favourites overall!
good story. The two halves of the story caught me unawares but it's coherent. Conan Doyle deals with a religious sect in an interesting way. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Downloaded to kindle little confusing finding the start of storiesPublished 14 months ago by patrick heard
Here we have the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, in this the first of only four novels as the rest of the tales were short stories. Read morePublished 14 months ago by M. Dowden
Got this for free - an absolute bargain, especially when you consider some of the drivel that you can actually pay for!
You really have nothing to lose by purchasing this.
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