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Not as exciting as I remembered!!
on 30 April 2016
I can well imagine how it must have been to read Sherlock Holmes when first published and be impressed by his novel, deductive methods. In the light of our exposure to so many TV series that make us all think we could walk into a crime scene, pull on our disposable plastic gloves and figure out who dun it, motive, method, opportunity, it all felt a bit pedestrian. Sorry, Sir Arthur, I really did want to be more impressed.
It was interesting to have spring to mind scenes from films and TV, old and new, and how the enigmatic (or is it ASD?) Holmes was portrayed.
I must have read most of the Holmes stories as a teenager (in the 60s!!) and recall that they were real page-turners and plot twisters to me then. Ah!! the loss of innocence.