Sherlock Holmes is the perfect dichotomy of extrovert and introvert

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A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle My rating: 3 of 5 stars I thought that story was going to be longer, or was it that I simply consumed it quickly? It didn’t take much for a woman to outsmart Holmes in the end. Probably because the 19th century attitude gave women absolutely no […]

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde My rating: 4 of 5 stars Dorian Gray is a beautiful youth. After having posed for a portrait by his artist friend, he realises that the painting will always remain his perfect image, whilst his own body ages and dies. He declares that it should be the […]

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle My rating: 3 of 5 stars In terms of plot, this is not my favourite Sherlock Holmes novel. However in terms of “quotability”, some of the most memorable lines that are often repeated in various subsequent adaptations originate here. Holmes begins this investigation after experiencing […]

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle My rating: 5 of 5 stars The original Sherlock Holmes story. The story that introduces both characters to the world. Dr Watson has returned from the war in Afghanistan in the late 1800s. Requiring a new place to live, he is introduced to the peculiar character of Mr […]

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by MR Christopher Marlowe My rating: 3 of 5 stars A play version, based upon the original. Having read other books that reference the exploits of Faustus, I felt that reading the original story would aid in a fuller understanding. This is the original tale of a deal with […]