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A Study in Scarlet eBook ´ Paperback Ó Arthur Conan Doyle Ó A Study in Scarlet is the first published story of one of the most famous literary detectives of all time Sherlock Holmes Here Dr Watson who has just returned from a war in Afghanistan meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time when they become flat matesSherlock Holmes investigates a murder at Lauriston Gardens as Dr Watson tags along with Holmes while narratively detailing his amazing deductive abilitie August 2020 5 stars ⭐️Group read for English Mysteries as part of ongoing a complete Holmes buddy read So having just finished this book I am seriously considering upping my rating to 5 stars I had forgotten how good it was even the bit that I had previously found rather boring view spoiler the background part giving details of why the crime was committed hide spoiler

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A Study in Scarlet is the first published story of one of the most famous literary detectives of all time Sherlock Holmes Here Dr Watson who has just retu The birth of a legend This is itthe 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 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 SUMMARYHolmes and Watson meetmurder is committedHolmes investigatesclues are foundHolmes figures it outa murderer is caughtlong flashback to America where Doyle does a Krakauer style expose on Mormons describing and their child stealing polygamous waysjump forward to present all is made clear Watson slobbers all over Holmes A STUDY IN CHARACTERNow 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 unlikeablevery unlikeableextremely 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 bestHolmes is “a dick”Despite that I find myself very much in the “homey” camp and think he’s among the 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 uniue 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

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A Study in ScarletRned from a war in Afghanistan meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time when they become flat mates at the famous 221 B Baker Street In A Study in Scarlet 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 SherlockWatson meet cute I mean this is one of the most important meetings in the history of all literature Come on people Get excitedIt'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 Sherlock's mysteries which should tell you something right thereI LOVE YOU SHERLOCKAnd just to be clear I loved him before he was all sexified Ok so Watson is back from the war he basically just got trounced on and then came home and has wasted all of his money is running low on funds Luckily he runs into an old pal from school who just happens to know of this guy who's looking for a roommate One thing leads to another and the next thing you know Felix Oscar have found their forever homeAlright as far as the mystery goes it's just Sherlock running around sniffing things implausibly being able to identify cigar ash and tracing the movement of criminals using day old tromped on footprintsGiven what we know about forensic evidence now is any of this in any small way even remotely believable? Can Sherlock actually deduct the answer to this mystery from horse tracks a dead man's bad breath and a plain wedding band? You're goddamn right he canSo WhoDoneIt?Now I'm fully prepared to admit that I had forgotten about the Mormon Connection I haven't read this one years mostly because I prefer the short stories DuhBut to uncover the reasons behind the killings Doyle takes us on a journey to the wilds of America Specifically UtahLand of the Magic UnderwearThis was where the tale of one man's thirst for vengeance was born And it's all Brigham Young's fault He was eeeeeeevil Bwahahahahaha I'm assuming that Mormonism like most religions has its share of shady skeleton's in the closet Now I don't claim to be an expert on these guys And I don't personally know very many Mormons due to their predilection for Salt Lake City All I know about that religion is what I've seen on tv or read in books and it's not muchThey wear special underwear They can't watch R rated movies And they used to go door to door until the Jehovah's Witness got to be too much competitionThere's something else I'm forgetting though What is it? It's right there on the tip of my tongue Is it that they write best selling novels about sparkly vampires? No there was something that looked like a big pink elephantOh I rememberYes Well from what I can tell the only Mormons who practice polygamy now are fringe groups that are or less shunned by their peers And while I'm not on board with any religion I doubt that this one is much weirder than most at this point anyway Plus at least most Mormons seem to be pretty educated and well off It's not like Salt Lake City is one huge trailer park filled with toothless hillbillies And bonus they seem to have the sense to keep their crazy old people off the airwavesOr so I thought Now that I've read this I'm going to have to rethink my plan to move west Who knew these guys