It turned out not to be a bore, but instead a quick, entertaining read. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is not the collected works about Holmes, (which is what I assumed before reading it) but is the first collection of short stories about him, published in 1892 after A Study in Scarlett and The Sign of Four. Most of the cases in this collection are about people playing malicious tricks or manipulating others, not actual crimes. Holmes himself is as quirky as Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of him, and indulges in cocaine now and then, which was a surprise. But who can blame him?
|Gratuitous picture of Benedict Cumberbatch|