Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmey - www.the-things-we-read.com

Hello and welcome over here!

 

I am completely fascinated by all kinds of Sherlock Holmes Stories. The movies with Robert Downey Jr., the elderly embodiment by one of my favorite actory Sir Ian McKellen or those many TV adaption. My absolute favorite is the BBC adaption with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman als Sherlock Holmes and his Sidekick John Watson. This series combines fun, mystery and gorgeous actors like Marc Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes (he, who we owe the series to!). Besides that they found the perfect actor for Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ arch enemy: Andrew Scott.

And because I am absolutely fascinated by Sir Arthur Conan Doyles stories, I wanted to give you a brief glimpse at the background of the world famous detective.

The protagonist is, like the title says: Sherlock Holmes. In most of those stories, Holmes’ Sidekick Dr. John Watson is with him and he is almost always the narrator. Die detective stories were very important for the early development of crime stories, because of the deductive skills of Holmes. The stories have everything you can ask for: love, friendship, secret organisations, murder, theft and everything else you want to read about in a detective story.

For me, it is important to be able to puzzle over the crimes while the story develops. If there are wayward characters, it’s perfect. One thing, that makes me love the stories the more is, that itself and most of the adaptions are set in London, one of my all time favorite cities. This is why my mom and I, when we have been there the last time, had to visit 221B Baker Street!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has written the characters and about the settings so good and real, that they were thought to be real persons for a long time. Imagine that!

Have you already read the stories about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson? And are you as crazy for the adaptions like me? Please leave a comment down below and tell me about it!

P.S.: Seems like I am kinda crazy for Sherlock Holmes and this is why our little kitten (@sherlock_the_british) was named after him. He is just as curious and adventurous as the detective himself.

Thank you so much for reading and until next time at the things we read!

Source: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes. Wordsworth Editions. (2007)

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