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Book Club Friday:The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes......



Hey everyone

Thanks to Blonde...Undercover Blonde for this link up :)


 This week I'm sharing - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle



Synopsis (via the back of the book :P) 
Set against the foggy, mysterious backdrops of London and the English countryside, these are the first twelve stories ever published to feature the infamous Detective Sherlock Holmes and his side kick Doctor Watson. They first appeared as stories in the Strand Magazine and feature some of his most famous and enjoyable cases, including A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA, THE ADVENTURES OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE and THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE.

My Thoughts
The stories of Sherlock Holmes is massively well known but I'd never really given reading any of them any thought until I decided to add some classics to my summer reading list and I'm so glad I finally got around to reading it -  I'm a massive fan of reading classics anyway so I was going to love it before I had even started it! 

After just the first page I was hooked - the sheer intelligence of Holmes and the humour of Watson really make them worthy of being such a famous pair; the balance between these two characters display just how much of an amazing writer Conan Doyle is. Developing on his amazing writing skill - how incredible the stories themselves were really shocked me! The plot twists kept me engaged all the way through - trying to unravel the story as Holmes was but failing miserably and being left confused until Holmes explained everything was such fun! 

I was initially unsure of how I was going to like the fact that these were a collection of short stories - only because I'm really not used to that format of books but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed them- the stories were just the right length to be followed easily - because there's so much going on in each story any longer and it would have been crazy confusing! 

My favourites were 'A Scandal in Bohemia' (I liked reading about the love interest factor in Holmes' life), 'The Adventure of the Engineers Thumb' (such an intriguing title - I couldn't wait to read this one - and it definitely didn't disappoint!) and 'The Adventure of the Copper Beaches' (this title really doesn't give anything away - the plot line itself really is so clever and  engaging - this one is probably my favourite!).

I'd definitely give this a read even if you aren't a fan of historical classics - the short stories really make this manageable and the plots themselves are too good to not read!

Would you read this book? 
aHm xoxo

7 comments

  1. I have these books and need to read them, I will do it! Thank you for linking up!

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    1. Definitely read them - I loved them! thanks for commenting :)

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  2. I have never read these books, but I should!

    And I love that you're reading GWTW-- I loved that one!

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    1. Definitely do! I'm loving GWTW - can't believe it took me this long to read it! Thanks for commenting :)

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  3. I was supposed to read this for an English class once...and I never did. So maybe I'll have to give it another try!

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    1. Give it a try - the plots are so clever! Thanks for commenting :)

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  4. my favourite is Scandal in Bohemia as well.. I guess because it shows a different side to Sherlock

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