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Reading The All His Stories

I am currently reading all this stories in the Complete Sherlock Holmes.  Whereas I love how he figures out the mystery, I hate the first person storytelling.  Ugh, Watson slows my enthusiasm down.  lol

Parthenopeaigle Parthenopeaigle 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2010

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I agree. Watson also provides the rather staid plodding character which contrasts with Holmes. While Holmes thinks laterally and sees the whole picture Watson works along in a straight line following precisely the clues and missing a lot, In this way they compliment each other giving a rounded character. Also the idea from Conan Doyle of Watson writing down the cases he has experienced with Holmes helps us to be a part of the case .

I admire the creation of Watson by Doyle. Watson provides the essential bridge between the detective and the reader and gives us someone to identify with so that the reader is not alienated.