A Study in Scarlet

بالرغم من أعجابي الشديد بشخصية شيرلوك هولمز منذ الصغر بسبب مسلسل الانيمي الشهير في الثمانيناتوالذي قدم بشكل "كلب"، بينما بنفس الوقت قدمه ديزني بشكل فأر، في فيلم وكوميكس بمجلة ميكيوبعد سنوات طويلة، شاهدت بالصدفة فيلم شيرلوك هولمز لروبرت داوني جونيور..لم أتحمس له بالبداية، لكنه أيضا جذبني بذكاء الحبكة وقوتهاواخيرا، منذ أيام شاهدت الحلقة الاولي من مسلسل شيرلوك، بعد الضجة المثارة حول موسمها الاخيريقدم المسلسل صورة معاصرة لشيرلوك، بشكل ذكي ومثير، الحلقة الاولي بعنوان "دراسة في اللون البمبي"، ذكرني بعنوان رواية شهيرة بعنوان "دراسة في اللون القرمزي"، وبقليل من البحث..أكتشفت أنه عنوان أولي روايات وألغاز شيرلوك هولمز نفسه كما كتبها السير آرثر كونان دويل 1887، منذ 130 عاماوالغريب انها هي ماجعلني واعطتني دفعة لابدأ القراءة لشيرلوك هولمز اخيرا بعد كل هذا الوقتكانت لدي النسخة الالكترونية بما أن حقوق الملكية سقطت ، وبقراءة الفصل الاول فحسب ، أكتشفت أن المسلسل قام بعبقرية شديدة تحويل الخيوط الرئيسية للقصة نفسها حتي بمعظم مشاهدها ومقولات ابطالها الي المسلسل، في احداث معاصرة بعد 130 عاما من صدور القصة الاصليةالاحداث"هناك الخيط القرمزي للجريمة يجري خلال نسيج الحياة عديم اللون وواجبنا أن نفك خيوطه ونفصله لكشف كل بوصة منه"تدور الأحداث حول جون واتسون العائد من بعثة عسكرية بريطانية من أفغانستان-ما أشبه البارحة باليوم، جون واتسون في المسلسل يعود من نفس المكان بعد قرنا من الزمان، سلسلة جي كي رولينج البوليسية الشهيرة أيضا بطلها جندي سابق مصاب بأفغانستان يعود في 2009 لبريطانيا ليعمل محقق-وبالصدفة يشارك السكن في 221ب شارع بيكر مع شيرلوك هولمز، محقق خاص جدا غريب الاطوار .. حيث ستتعرف مع واتسون -الراوي- بسلاسة علي جزء من شخصية شيرلوك، وطريقة تفكيره العجيبة التي ترفض أستقبال أي معلومة لا يستخدمها في حياته اليومية الخاصة ، حتي إن كانت مهمة كأن الارض تدور حول الشمس مثلاستتعرف علي علاقة شيرلوك المعقدة مع البوليس، الذين يرفضون الاعتراف بفضل أي طرف خارجي في مساعدة القبض علي الجناة، مع ذلك يعترفون بعبقرية شيرلوك الإستثنائية في الاستنتاج والحدس والاستنباطلتبدأ الجريمة الاولي الغامض وقائعها وهنا يبدأ الاختلاف الجذري في القضية بين المسلسل و الروايةيشترك واتسون مع شيرلوك في رحلته البحث عن الجاني واسباب الجريمة لانه كان متشككا من تفاخر شيرلوك بدقته في قراءة الشخصيات والبشر والاماكنليكتشف أنه محقا بشكل مرعبلدرجة أنه يقوم بأحضار والقبض علي المجرم أمام البوليس في بيته الخاص بنفسهليبدأ جزء ثاني من الروايةالجزء الثاني من الرواية مختلف تمامانصفه الاول سردي لا يرويه واتسون.. يرجع لبضع العقود الي الوراء في سهول أمريكا الواسعة بمنتصف القرن التاسع عشرحول جماعة من المورمون ، تلك العقيدة الامريكية المتشددة ، تجوب سهول امريكا المقفرة للبحث عن مكان تبدأ فيه مدينة جديدة لهم ، يقومون بأنقاذ رجلا ما وفتاة صغيرة يتبناها بعد أن ماتت جماعته من الجوع والعطش بالصحراء المقفرة الامريكيةالجزء غني جدا، به رسم ديستوبيا لشكل الحياة المتشددة للمورمون بشكل مختصر لكن يضاهي رائعة جورج اورويل 1984 التي كتبها بعده بنصف قرنما علاقة كل هذا بالجريمة الثنائية بلندن؟هذا ما يجيب عنه النصف الثاني من الجزء الثاني من الرواية بين واتسون وشيرلوك والجاني************************الاسلوب والشخصياتلسبب ما لم يهتم كثيرا السير آرثر بكتابة ماض لشيرلوك أو حتي واتسون فيما عدا جزء من عادات الاول، وتجربة الاخير في الحرب البشعة بافغانستانبل وببعض البحث ستجد أن هناك لعبة كبري يلعبها كل عشاق ومدمني ألغاز شيرلوك من يستطيع تجميع تاريخ حياة وعائلة شيرلوك النادر وجودها بين رواياته الاربع وال56 قصة قصيرة التي هي ميراث السير آرثر لشيرلوكلم يكتب لسبب ما السير الكثير عن شيرلوك، مع ذلك ظل ملهما للكثيرالظريف هو ما كتبه السيد واتسون عن شخصية هولمز في هذا الكتاب يعتبر حجر الاساس لما سيحدث لاحقامعارفه في الأدب : صفرمعارفه في الفلسفة : صفرمعارفه في علم الفلك : صفرمعارفه في السياسة : ضعيفةمعارفه في علم النبات : متنوعة، جيدة في الحشيش والأفيون، والسموم عامة، لكن لا يعرف عن البستنة عامامعارفه في الجيولوجيا : عملية لكن محدودة، يميز بسهولة بين أنواع التربة المختلفة، يميز البقع علي البنطلون من أي مكان لطخته بلندن من لونها وكثافتهامعارفه في الكيمياء : عميقةمعارفه في علم التشريح : دقيقة، لكنها بعيدة عن تشريح الاجهزة بالجسممعارفه في أدب الإثارة : ضخمة، يعرف كل تفصيل في أي رعب حدث خلال القرنيعزف على الكمان بشكل جيدلاعب محنك بالعصا والملاكمة والمبارزةلديه معرفة قوية عملية بالقانون البريطانيالسلاسة في الاسلوب، رغم شئ من تطويل الجمل والفقرات كما هي عادة كلاسيكيات اواخر القرن 19 وأوائل العشرين، جعلت من الاحداث مثيرة وسهل التعايش معها.. تقديم الشخصية لأول مرة رغم كما قلت عدم رسم ماض او تاريخ له جاء سهل التعرف عليه والانجذاب لاسلوبه الغريب وذكاءه الاستنتاجي الممتازوكما قلت، تغيير الاجواء في نفس الرواية والانتقال بين الراوي وبين احداث في مكان اخر تماما، بالرغم من انها كانت مفاجئة لكنها منحت تنوع خاصا انها كتبت بشكل مثير للمتابعة وتسجل جزء من تاريخ تلك الجماعة الدينية في يوتاه بأمريكا، مما أثقل الحبكة بشكل عام كما يقول السيد شيرلوك دائما The Plot Thickens************************التأثر والتأثيرخلال الاحداث يذكر الكاتب كثيرا بعض الاشارات لأدب الجريمة وقتها... اشهر تلك الاشارات هي للمحقق سي اوجست دوبين لمؤلف الرعب والاثارة الاشهر إدجار آلان بوحيث يشبه واتسون شيرلوك بدوبين ، والذي ظهر في 3 روايات لإدجار منذ اقل من نصف قرن من ابتكار شخصية هولمزدوبين مختلف، كما يقول شيرلوك نفسه في الاحداث، مع ذلك فهو شعر بالاطراء لهذا التشبيه.. ولكن فعلا يري الكثيرين ان السير آرثر استلهم الكثير من شخصية دوبين كما استلهم منها غيره كاجاثا كريستي وحتي دوستويفسكيولكن شيرلوك كان له نصيب اضخم من الاقتباسات ، سواء مباشرة او حتي مع تغيير الاسم-فشخصية دكتور هاوس مثلا صاحب المسلسل التليفزيوني الشهير يعتبر مقتبسا بشكل غير مباشر من شيرلوك، والمسلسل نفسه مليء بالتلميحات لروايات دويل-كما صار هناك الكثير من الروايات عن هولمز يكتبها مؤلفين جدداخرها نسخة نسائية ليدي شيرلوك، بعنوان شبه مماثل للرواية الاولي تلكA Study in Scarletفي كل اقتباسAdaptation من التي ذكرتها في البداية ستجد ملامح لشيرلوك التي ذكرها السير آرثرشيرلوك هوند، الانيمي الياباني، للمبدع لهاياو ميازاكي له نفس النبرة الباردة الواثقة لشيرلوك... مع ظهور اكبر لموريانتي، عدوه اللدود رغم أنه لم يظهر في الروايات الاصلية سوي مرة واحدة فقطهو وباسيل من شارع بيكر ، الفأر الذي ابتكره ديزني، يعزفان الكمان... ويحسب لكارتون ديزني والكوميكس هو الجو الضبابي البريطاني الغامض الذي اشتهرت به السلسلة الاصليةكما أنها من المرات النادرة التي يلتزم فيها ديزني بالواقعية في الحجم ، فباسيل "شيرلوك" هو فأر بالحجم الطبيعي وليس كباقي شخصيات ميكي احجامها غير واقعيةولكن عندما قدم روبرت داوني جونيور الشخصية قدمها بكثير من الغرور والانعزالية المشابه لطبيعة شيرلوك الاصلية ، وزادها بيندكت كامبرباتش جنونا في شخصيته المعاصرةولكن يحسب للنسخة الاخيرة الذكية تلك هي الدفعة التي دفعتها لي لقراءة تلك الرواية الكلاسيكية رغم عدم تحمسي للكلاسيكياتمع ان -كما ذكرت بمراجعة رواية "ثم لم يبق أحد"،-ان والدتي كانت تدفعني لقراءتها قديما بجانب مجلة ميكي روايات اجاثا كريستي وارسين لوبينلكني لم اجد ترجمات وقتها لشيرلوك رغم حماسي لفكرة المخبر السري بسبب كوميكس لغز ميكي الشهيرحسنا، هي مناسبة سعيدة اذن، وتركتني برغبة في قراءة المزيد عن شيرلوك والغازه والتي بالتأكيد سأبدأ بها هذا العام أن شاء اللهمع الرواية الثانية قريبا، ومجموعة قصصية تلحقها لنقرأ الاعمال بالترتيبمحمد العربيمن 15 يناير 2017الي 17 يناير 2017Bestseller A Study in Scarlet Author Arthur Conan Doyle go inside Kindle There s a scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it From the moment Dr John Watson takes lodgings in Baker Street with the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, he becomes intimately acquainted with the bloody violence and frightening ingenuity of the criminal mind.In There s a scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it From the moment Dr John Watson takes lodgings in Baker Street with the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, he becomes intimately acquainted with the bloody violence and frightening ingenuity of the criminal mind.In A Study in Scarlet, Holmes and Watson s first mystery, the pair are summoned to a south London house where they find a dead man whose contorted face is a twisted mask of horror The body is unmarked by violence but on the wall a mysterious word has been written in blood.The police are baffled by the crime and its circumstances But when Sherlock Holmes applies his brilliantly logical mind to the problem he uncovers a tragic tale of love and deadly revenge. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes. Good Ebook A Study in Scarlet The birth of a legend.... This is it...the novel in which Sir Arthur ushered the world’s greatest second best detective (after Batman) into our collective consciousness. Being the non-conformist rebel that I am, I started off bassackwards by reading The Valley of Fear and then The Adventure of the Final Problem because those were the two stories with Moriarty in them. Shocking, I know, but that’s just how I roll. Btw, it still really chaffs my cheeks that Doyle wrote 56 short stories and 4 novels about Holmes and the arch-enemy appears in exactly TWO. I know less is sometimes more but, come on Doyle, that is on the scrimpy side of weak. Anyway, I have now circled back and returned to the genesis of the Sherlockian mythos and begun with the tale that started it all. Now, for those that have never read any of the Holmes mysteries, I have come to believe that your level of enjoyment of these stories will be directly proportional to your feelings toward Sherlock Holmes himself. Sir Arthur’s a fine writer and his prose is concise and polished with enough flair to make reading him very enjoyable. In addition, his plotting and pacing are excellent and I think mystery fans will appreciate both the content and structure of the central investigation and the procedural components of clue-gathering and interpretation. These things all point towards a pleasurable experience, However, in the end, the most important barometer in gauging your level of happy will be your reaction to Holmes himself. Thus, I thought I would focus most of my review’s attention on his character bio after briefly summing up the plot as follows: PLOT SUMMARY:Holmes and Watson meet....murder is committed...Holmes investigates....clues are found...Holmes figures it out....a murderer is caught...long flashback to America where Doyle does a Krakauer-style expose on Mormons describing and their child-stealing, polygamous ways...jump forward to present.... all is made clear..... Watson slobbers all over Holmes....... A STUDY IN CHARACTER:Now, let’s take a look at Sherlock’s profile. Whether you are a hater or a homey when it comes to Holmes, I think most people would agree with the following attributes: ** The man is unlikeable...very unlikeable...extremely unlikeable. ** He is self-absorbed to the point of being sociopathic.** His has zero empathy for the victims of the crimes he investigates. ** He is so egotistical that it actually makes his general unlikeability pale in comparison** While never explicitly diagnosed, he is a severe manic-depressive ** He is inconsiderate, callous, cold and socially inept. From a personality standpoint, one of my buddies here on GR said it best...Holmes is “a dick.”Despite that, I find myself very much in the “homey” camp and think he’s among the more fascinating creations in the annals of literature. Part of that appeal is precisely because he is such a prickish turd in the social skill department. However it his mental faculties, the trait he is best known for, that makes him so intriguing. Yes, he is brilliant. However, that is not the end of the story Paul Harvey because it is a unique and very specialized kind of brilliance. Holmes knows the details, and I mean details, of every major crime to have been perpetrated in Europe (and possibly beyond) over the last 500 years. He can also distinguish between every variety of dirt or soil in London and and can tell you the precise brand of tobacco/pipe/cigar simply by its ash. However, as is divulged in this story, Holmes also has no idea that the Earth travels around the sun.Further, “of contemporary literature, philosophy and politics he appeared to know next to nothing.” How can a man of such singular ability be so woefully lacking in common knowledge. Holmes explains to Watson thusly:I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones. This just struck me as particularly awesome from a story perspective. Not only does such a philosophy provide a cloak of believability to Sherlock’s preternatural detecting skills, but his glaring knowledge deficiencies make him that much more fascinating as a character. I guess I just find Doyle’s profile of Holmes to be superb. He is like a “not quite human” storm of deduction. He’s dispassionate, callous and unimaginably effective. Additionally, he solves crimes not because of a perceived duty, but merely because it is the only thing that keeps the boredom of life away. That and the giant stroking his ego gets when he does “the big explain” which is always entertaining and makes each story worth reading all by itself. Finally, I also see Holmes as a tragic figure. He is a sad, lonely and devoid of any lasting sense of contentment or pleasure. While alive and invigorated when the game is afoot, most of his time is spent as a mere husk of a man with no feeling of day-to-day happiness. All of this makes Holmes an extraordinarily compelling figure to me and one I hope to spend a lot more time reading about. While I did not enjoy this as much as The Adventure of the Final Problem (my favorite so far), I was still glued to the page watching Holmes maneuver through his scenes and really enjoyed the flashback portion set in America. I look forward to many more of his adventures. 4.0 stars. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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  1. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes

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  1. The birth of a legend This is ite novel in which Sir Arthur ushered the world s greatest second best detective after Batman into our collective consciousness Being the non conformist rebel that I am, I started off bassackwards by reading The Valley of Fear and then The Adventure of the Final Problem because those were the two stories with Moriarty in them Shocking, I know, but that s just how I roll Btw, it still really chaffs my cheeks that Doyle wrote 56 short stories and 4 novels about Holmes [...]


  2. Arthur Conan Doyle s first Sherlock Holmes novel is utterly unimpressive In short, the book starts like this image error and mid way turns into this And I am not even joking The novel begins with Holmes and Watson meeting, moving into their Baker Street apartment and then investigating a murder of a man found in an abandoned house At the half point, however, the story completely changes its course and becomes the most awkward introduction of the murderer s back story and motives involving Mormon [...]



  3. Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Killer Mormons But about that laterOk, the big deal about this one is that you get to see the Sherlock Watson meet cute I mean, this is one of the most important meetings in the history of all literature Come on, people Get excited It s only fair to mention that I ve read and reread all of these stories a bjillion times, and these are by far my favorite classic characters.Well, except for Lizzie Mr DarcyBut I know I haven t read PP as many times as I have She [...]


  4. SO I DID IT CONGRATULATE ME I read an adult book and a classic and I survived flings confetti over self Okay, except that actually I listened to an audio and I m 100% sure the audio is the only reason I survived it, because, gawshwhile it s incredibly interesting, it s written so incredibly boringly The writing is potato That s all I can say Maybe I m not appreciating the arts but the whole thing is like a monologue Where are the scenes Where is the development Gah And then halfway through, it j [...]


  5. This nifty novel really a novella the first Sherlock Holmes book written in 1887, is rather strange since it is set both in the culture, of brimming Victorian London, 1881, and thedry , very hot desolate deserts of the savage wastelands of Utah, 1847 , nothing here there was a state established there or giving that name Or even part of the United States, since technically still Mexican territory , neglected by them and ruled by the Ute Indians hence the appropriate appellation The almost forgott [...]


  6. An anti reviewI don t read reviews of books, of which I am damn sure I will be reading it very soon Now, I don t know how this habit affects my reading.So, what happened wasI was not aware of the fact that I had to be surprised when the second part of the book starts and wonder what happened to the story with Sherlock Holmes in it and how that mystery was solved Moreover, I had to wonder whether the second part was from some other book, somehow got binded in my copy and curse the publishers I wa [...]


  7. A STUDY IN SCARLET First group read for the intact official Non Crunchy Sans Pants for no reason that I can figure outbut none the lessNON pants wearing GRs classic reading group image error I read A STUDY IN SCARLET waaaaaaaay back in my younger days and remembered very little of it To be perfectly honest I remembered the titled reading it but nothing else Whether it is my memoryor the fact that it wasn t memorable can be argued but I liked it A LOT image error Setting 221B Baker Street, London [...]


  8. Mysteries are my go to palette cleanser in between denser reads I have a few go to series, but as my current contemporary series may be winding down, I am always on the lookout for mysteries both old and new Even though the phrase elementary, my dear Watson, has become part of the vernacular, I have never read a single Sherlock Holmes story Looking to alleviate that, I decided to encounter Holmes and Watson when they first met in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s first novella, A Study in Scarlet, compos [...]


  9. Gregson and Lestrade had watched the maneuvers of their amateur companion with considerable curiosity and some contempt They evidently failed to appreciate the fact, which I had begun to realize, that Sherlock Holmes s smallest actions were all directed towards some definite and practical end.This is the first Sherlock Holmes story, a novel which introduces the now legendary detecting team of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson Watson is looking for a roommate and is introduced to Holmes with some war [...]


  10. This is an underwhelming debut for one of literature s most famous characters Doyle s Sherlock is in the nascent stage here and isn t the fully fleshed out character, readers came to know The steady and reliable narrator, Dr John Watson gets introduced to Holmes in Watson s attempts to find a roommate Can two odd Victorian Era men share a flat without driving each other crazy Sure, why not.Watson takes measure of Holmes Although the illustration below belies it, the producers of the TV show pret [...]


  11. There is no satisfaction in vengeance unless the offender has time to realize who it is that strikes him, and why retribution has come upon him Sherlock Holmes is a legend I ve watched movies and TV shows, heard stories and read adaptions, but to this day I never read the original work I wondered if original Sherlock would own up to BBC Sherlock, and so he did But while their personalities are quite similiar, their stories still differ a lot, which was to be expected I have to admit that I got a [...]


  12. Ah My dear reader of review, I see you have just returned from Afghanistan, in a black cab, driven by an Italian driver, on your way here you stopped for breakfast at a McDonald s where you were served by a pregnant red headed lady I am sure you are wondering how I know all this Well, my dear fellow I have also immediately deduced your gender I have my methods Now, to the matter of writing this A Study in Scarlet review, that, my friend, is a three pipes problem.Wait Don t go away just yet I ve [...]


  13. Not related to the book yetThis is the book that completes my 2011 Reading Challenge 275 books and I still have 3 days to spare My first target was 200 because that was the the annual target of the author Nicholas Sparks as he said in one of his interviews But I achieved it in September so I changed it to 250 But I achieved 250 on the last week of October and I thought I could still read 25 So, here I am, proud that I was able to read 275 books Last year, I only read 196 books and I did not top [...]


  14. Mormons and murder, aaaiiieeeee For those who prefer their Sherlock Holmes served up pure and without digression and I am one , it is possible to skip over the long omniscient passage entitled The Country of the Saints without losing the scarlet thread of murder Indeed, rare is the reader who can resist the temptation to leapfrog the Great Alkali Plain and learn the fate of the person responsible for the singlular expression of horror and hatred on the dead man s face at No 3 Lauriston Gardens a [...]


  15. Sherlock Holmes is a dick And I don t mean that as a reference to the character being a private detective Sure, he may be brilliant, but he s also arrogant, condescending, cold, rude, self absorbed and generally an insufferable douche bag If Watson wasn t such a brown noser, he d have snapped and pimp slapped the shit out of Holmes about five minutes after meeting him It d been a long time since I d read any of the stories, and I thought I d check some out after watching Robert Downey Jr play Ho [...]


  16. I realized recently that I never reread Sherlock Holmes I received collected SH for Christmas when I was nine, and read it all with the exception of Hound of the Baskervilles, which I skipped at the time because I was afraid it might involve bad things happening to dogs over vacation I enjoyed the stories very much but at this point only remember colorful details and quirky solutions some orange seeds, a secret snake, men with red hair, different colors of mud.I don t know what happened to that [...]



  17. Rating 4 starsThis is my first Sherlock Holmes novel and yes, I am ashamed for not having read it earlier I suppose that, what LOTR trilogy is to the fantasy world, Sherlock Holmes is to the detective crime genre Reading it is kind of like getting a degree So anyway friends, I have graduated and am finally an official member of the crime mystery fandom And I am most definitely a part of the bandwagon of Sherlock Homes fans Okay, off to the plot them A Study in Scarlet introduces the famous, haug [...]


  18. Los libros cortos me producen algo extra o no puedo entrar en la historia y en los personajes Con excepci n de los libros del nico y gran Franz Kafka Cuando siento que estoy camino a meterme en la historia, el libro se acaba y no puedo hacerme muy amigo con los personajes o incluso con la historia.Es el caso de este libro A pesar de la importancia que tiene Conan Doyle en la literatura policial, no me convenci Es raro, Holmes conoce a Watson, investigan el caso de la casa abandonada, se mezcla c [...]


  19. 3.85En esta brillante y corta historia, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle nos introduce al descarado y sumamente anal tico detective Sherlock Holmes y a su inseparable acompa ante, el doctor militar John Watson como dato, esto representa una de las m s grandes presentaciones en el mundo literario y cinematogr fico Doyle nos otorga un caso realmente misterioso, que conforme avanza la secuencia de los sucesos el lector espera ir resolviendo junto al gran detective Se nos otorgan pistas y revelaciones pero no [...]


  20. Pod s encontrar esta y otras rese as en mi blog.Desde hace un tiempo tengo en mi Kindle un ebook con todas las novelas y cuentos de Sherlock Holmes titulado The Complete Sherlock Holmes, es muy recomendable , y decid que ya era hora de empezar a leer las aventuras de uno de los personajes m s famosos de la historia de la literatura.Estudio en escarlata es la primera novela escrita por Doyle y en ella nos presenta al famoso d o integrado por Sherlock Holmes y el doctor Watson Es un libro bastante [...]


  21. There s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it Here we have the first ever Sherlock Holmes mystery originally published in the magazine, Beeton s Christmas Annual in 1887 Read as part of a buddy reads twofer since apparently much of our group, including myself, is OCD and can t simply skip ahead to book two Although none of the four novels are connected it s still nice to see how it all [...]


  22. Detectives have artists eyes and artists have the eyes of detectives I don t think anyone knows how much I want to be Sherlock Holmes Aloof, apart, always observing, eyes wide open, untethered to worldly affairs beyond what immediacy makes necessity, quick tongued, lightning brained, spiffy dresser, grounded eccentric, sometimes passionate but never so much that the self is jeopardized, knows his enemies and masters them, instincts taut and fast and brutal like a bear trap, mysterious solver of [...]


  23. 4.5 Let us see if there is justice upon the earth, or if we are ruled by chance I read all of Sherlock s adventures when I was around twelve and fell desperately in love And yet, I didn t think that rereading them would be such a riventing and, in a sense, demaning experience I rediscovered why I love this character and these stories I am rediscovering as if I needed further proof that I love absolutely everything about them writing, plot, pace, everything I have reread only A Study in Scarlet a [...]


  24. Non Crunchy Bubby Read.t to commence August 31 I ve been really crap at this whole getting to it part of buddy reads lately I d apologize, but I m fresh out of fucks to give shrugs 3 StarsVerdict Smooth writing, with a somewhat crunchy story line.A Study in Scarlet is a book broken in two parts, and while the first half was a resounding win for me the latter half left me wanting Today Sherlock Holmes is a household name When I think of literary characters who deserve the description genius in th [...]


  25. This is where it all started the brilliance of Arthur Conan Doyle and the wonderful creation that is Sherlock Holmes along with Dr Watson and cast of supporting characters are all here and in fantastic form.Whilst less well known than other Holmes novel i.e Hound of the Baskervilles I do think that A Study in Scarlett is one of the strongest, is not the strongest in the series It is difficult to think of many literary characters who have had anything like the huge impact that Sherlock Holmes has [...]


  26. I feel like I can finally settle down in peace knowing that I have read the most renowned classical detective novel before my death I ve been a big fan of all the Sherlock Holmes movies the ones with Robert Downer Jr and Jude Law as the casting but believe it or not, reading the ACTUAL classic books have never crossed my mind Until a few weeks ago when my insides have been craving for something Sherlock y and seeing all these Young Adult Holmes retellings are driving me nuts I knew I have to rea [...]


  27. The Sherlock TV Series made me investigate upon the works by Arthur Conan Doyle I must say monologues by Sherlock in the book are extremely great I can t wait to read books on Sherlock.


  28. So I ve been wanting to read the Sherlock Holmes series for quite some time now and what better place to start than the beginning A Study in Scarlet is the first of only four novels and shows the introduction of Dr Watson to Holmes who at the time is procuring the services of a rent boy, someone to share the rent that is.Watson is of course the narrator and Sherlock Holmes is quite possibly one of the most intriguing characters in literary history It is soon apparent to Watson that Sherlock Holm [...]


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