Today I want to share my thoughts on the last book I finished. It’s one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic Sherlock Holmes collections. So let’s solve some mysteries with the world’s most famous detective!
In this casebook, we get not one but several Sherlock Holmes stories. Some are narrated by Watson, some by the famous detective himself. All of them contain a crime that demands to be solved…
This is the third Sherlock Holmes book I’ve ever read, so by now I’m used to Doyle’s writing style.
Let’s begin with the stuff I liked. Sherlock is definitely one of my all-time favorite characters. To me, he is very relatable and many of his remarks humor me – probably more than they should. Some of the story were quite cleverly crafted and all in all the casebook was an enjoyable read.
However, I was not over the moon. I can imagine that it’s hard to constantly come up with new mysteries an crimes, so I understand that Doyle’s ideas can’t always be the most original ones. But many of the story were very foreseeable and you certainly didn’t need a Sherlock Holmes to solve the crime. After reading more than half of the book, all the story just seemed to blur into one as large junks of the stories are often similar.
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes is a decent collection of crimes and mysteries. It’s not too shocking or surprising but still a decent and quick read.
Did you read the book? Let me know in the comments what you think!