As promised, I shall begin to provide you, my fellow BookNerds, with my own personal review of the 12 tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as have been recorded and published in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. So, let us begin by unveiling the first story of many; A Scandal in Bohemia.
A Scandal in Bohemia
This is one of the the stories where we are first introduced to the only woman whom Sherlock ever recognized as being worthy of his attention; Ms. Irene Adler (aka The Woman). The story itself is told from Dr. Watson’s perspective, which I find to be a rather clever technique as it gives the readers a chance to see Sherlock’s method of reasoning as though they were working alongside him. My quarrel with this tale, as I am sure it will be with the remainder of them, is that they are rather short in length, and they are mostly told in a narrative style. This leaves little room for character development, which is the part of a story I find to be the most enjoyable; seeing how the encounters and experiences change the characters either for the better or the worse. This is only a minor set back, though. The tale itself is intriguing and suspenseful; everything you would come to expect from a mystery and crime solving novel.
If you have another take on the story, or any other opinions you would like to offer, feel free to leave them in the comments. I hope this helps you in deciding whether or not this book is for you. I shall try to get through one of these stories a week, so keep an eye out. That’s all for today, and until next time, happy reading!