Friday, February 19, 2010

A Post That Should Have Been about Sherlock Holmes

In the midst of toiling over writing articles, I sneak in this blog post about Sherlock Holmes, both literary and celluloid. I loved reading the stories. My mother bought me my first book when I was 11. I believe the stories in it were The Study in Scarlet, The Redheaded League, and The Speckled Band. As I grew older and started reading the unabridged versions of the stories, I came to realize what intricacies Holmes had in his character. As a child, I imagined him to be absolutely detached, like something of a witty android. I never thought I'd find out that he had a brother (Mycroft) or that he was a cocaine addict (actually, he was addicted to his cases, in the absence of which he needed cocaine to provided a similar stimulus)... Sigh, my daughter is up, my articles are unfinished, the house needs cleaning, we have a dentist appointment at 11:30... I really have no business blogging. I'll have to continue this some other time. :(


Sharkbytes said...

I do like Holmes, but my favorite detective is Nero Wolfe.

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Sharkbytes. I love Nero Wolfe too. I love them all - from the Bobsey Twins to Hercule Poirot to Lord Peter Wimsey to Kinsey Millhone to Maigret, lol. Mysteries are another passion of mine. :)