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A Study in Scarlet review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ 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 mates at the famous 221 B Baker SSherlock 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 the last 500 years He can also distinguish between every variety of dirt or soil in London and and can tell you the precise brand of tobaccopipecigar simply by its ash However as is divulged in this story Holmes also has no idea that the Earth travels around the sun Further “of contemporary literature philosophy and politics he appeared to know next to nothing” How can a man of such singular ability be so woefully lacking in common knowledge Holmes explains to Watson thusly I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it Now the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain attic He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work but of these he has a large assortment and all in the most perfect order It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before It is of the highest importance therefore not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones This just struck me as particularly awesome from a story perspective Not only does such a philosophy provide a cloak of believability to Sherlock’s preternatural detecting skills but his glaring knowledge deficiencies make him that much fascinating as a character I guess I just find Doyle’s profile of Holmes to be superb He is like a “not uite human” storm of deduction He’s dispassionate callous and unimaginably effective Additionally he solves crimes not because of a perceived duty but merely because it is the only thing that keeps the boredom of life away That and the giant stroking his ego gets when he does “the big explain” which is always entertaining and makes each story worth reading all by itself Finally I also see Holmes as a tragic figure He is a sad lonely and devoid of any lasting sense of contentment or pleasure While alive and invigorated when the game is afoot most of his time is spent as a mere husk of a man with no feeling of day to day happiness All of this makes Holmes an extraordinarily compelling figure to me and one I hope to spend a lot time reading about While I did not enjoy this as much as The Adventure of the Final Problem my favorite so far I was still glued to the page watching Holmes maneuver through his scenes and really enjoyed the flashback portion set in America I look forward to many of his adventures 40 stars HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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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. A Study in Scarlet Sherlock Holmes #1 Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet is an 1887 detective novel by British author Arthur Conan Doyle Written in 1886 the story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson who would become two of the most famous characters in popular fiction The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes a consulting detective to his friend and chronicler Watson on the nature of his work in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his study in scarlet There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life and our duty is to unravel it and isolate it and expose every inch of itعنوانها اتود در قرمز لاکی، عطش انتقام؛ نویسنده آرتور کانن دویل؛ موضوع داستانهای پلیسی کارآگاهی از نویسندگان انگلیسی سده 19 م؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش سال 2001 میلادیعنوان اتود در قرمز لاکی؛ نویسنده آرتور کانن دویل؛ مترجم مژده دقیقی؛ تهران، شهر کتاب هرمس کارآگاه ؛ 1380؛ در 180 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1384؛ شابک 9647100841؛ چاپ سوم 1389؛ چاپ چهارم 1392؛ شابک 9789647100847؛عنوان عطش انتقام ماجراهای پلیسی جنایی شرلوک هولمز؛ نویسنده آرتور کانن دویل؛ مترجم حسینقلی انگالی؛ تهران، موج، 1372؛ در 192 ص؛ اتود در قرمز لاکی، نخستین بار در سال 1887 میلادی، در سالنامه ی کریسمس بیتن، منتشر شد، و در ژوئیه سال 1888 میلادی، به صورت کتاب جداگانه، از سوی ناشران همان سالنامه، به چاپ رسید نخستین داستان از مجموعه داستانهای «شرلوک هولمز»؛ و نخستین اثر «سر آرتور کانن دویل» است داستان دو بخش دارد، بخش نخست را، «دکتر واتسن» روایت میکند، شرحی ست درباره ی حرفه ی پزشکی «دکتر واتسن» در ارتش، و ملاقاتش با «هولمز» بخش دوم رخدادنامه به روایت سوم شخص، در باره ی ماجراها، و راه حل کارآگاه زبردست، برای یافتن پاسخ معمای جنایتها ست ا شربیانی