Feb. 13th, 2013

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I’m not sure if you know, but I’m a huge fan of detective fiction, especially of the classic ones, and I’ll grab any chance to talk about them, forgive me. And I’ve recently read Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, so I thought I’d post my thoughts on it.

Btw, I read it as a part of Volume I of Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories (Bantam Classics, ISBN 0-553-21241-9). A great book, although it doesn’t have any of Sidney Paget’s illustrations, so I’ll have to work on finding copies with those. It’s not a strict I-have-to-finish-it-asap-to-get-to-the-next-book deal – I’d pick it up on slow days, or whenever I feel like it, one story at a time. I must have taken a couple of months to finish the Memoirs. (SH is totally my leisure read, I love it so much). Anyway, onwards!

inside are the first ten stories! )

The Final Problem. We come to the last story, actually the one I want to talk about. For some reason, I read the Empty House, the story wherein Holmes comes back from the dead, and the 1970s published fanfiction, The Seven-Percent Solution before I read The Final Problem. And I was incredibly underwhelmed.

spoilers and complaints about the final problem )

This is nearly novel-length but I still have some bottled up Sherlock feelings so I’ll be talking about the new episodes of Elementary too. This will be short I promise!

episodes 13-15 omg i can't take sherlock and watson's cuteness )

I don’t think I ever talked about my love for Nero Wolfe ever? I’ll probably talk about him next time.

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