Started – 1/1/2012
Finished – 18/1/2012
Format – Kindle e-book
Challenges – 1001 Must Read Books
Synopsis – Amid the foggy streets of sinister London and the even more sinister countryside, Holmes and Watson once more solve the unsolvable. This book is a collection of stories, including -A Scandal in Bohemia, A Case of Identity, The Red-Headed League ,The Boscombe Valley Mystery.
My Thoughts – I downloaded this book for my Kindle the day i got it because at the time it was the top free book in the downloads, and it was a book that i have always wanted to read but never got around to it. I am so so so so glad that i downloaded it and read it because it is an amazing book. To start with i was a little bit worried that i might not be able to get into the book properly as it is a classic and that is something that i always struggle with, but this was not the case with this book. I really got into it from the start and couldnt put it down. I also liked the variety of the short stories. Some i guessed straight away what was going to happen, and others i really couldnt guess. I was hooked at finding out what had happened with the stories and really want to read more.
i think my favourite story from the lot was The Read-Headed League. This one really had an intricate plot and it kept me guessing until the very end. I also enjoyed the character of Holmes himself, and how extravagant he was.
I have a couple of negatives, but only small ones. The kindle edition had a few typos and couldn’t pick up some of the money symbols which was a bit puzzling at first until i worked it out what it was and i read this book out of sequence too. It doesn’t matter from the book front, it’s just me, i like to read books in the order that they were written!
A brilliant book, highly recommended and i cant wait to read more!
Rating – 5/5