You may have heard it before but I became interested in mysteries when I was an early teen and reading Sherlock Holmes was one of the reasons for this.
I decided to go back to read some Sherlock Holmes stories and I am reminded why I was so interested in these stories. You see - I was astonished like Dr Watson by the conclusions Sherlock Holmes could make based on his observation skills.
He also fascinated me by some of the things he said. In A Study in Scarlet for example, how he describes a man's brain being like an attic. It is a practical description about how a smart person only puts useful stuff in his brain rather than filling it with a lot of worthless stuff. It is a very good explanation. Funny how we not only put useless stuff in our heads but we also a lots of times keep useless stuff in our attics (or garages, or closets) as well!!
So going back and rereading Sherlock Holmes is really been a good experience for me. Are there things you have read years ago and taken the time to go back and reread them later?
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
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