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Book Review of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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Thanks for Sherlock Holmes, Arthur. Now that I've read the twelve stories that comprise the official official collection The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, I understand why the Red Headed League and The Speckled Band have become the war horses - a lot of the stories really are of pulp magazine fiction quality. Nevertheless, they gave us the character, and the world is a much better place for having him.

The Boscombe Valley Mystery stands out as another particularly good one.

On the other hand, The Five Orange Pips should be dragged outside and shot. The only redeeming aspect of this story is that it does show that Holmes is much more interested in resolving the mystery than protecting his client.

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