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Sherlock Holmes encarna valores universais e atemporais. É tranquilizador, em uma sociedade marcada por mudanças profundas, ter um super-herói que resolve nossos problemas de maneira eficaz e sem emoções aparentes. Este volume contém os livros: Os Últimos Casos de Sherlock Holmes (contos) - 1917; Histórias de Sherlock Holmes (contos) - 1927. Coleção em 4 volumes da obra comp Sherlock Holmes encarna valores universais e atemporais. É tranquilizador, em uma sociedade marcada por mudanças profundas, ter um super-herói que resolve nossos problemas de maneira eficaz e sem emoções aparentes. Este volume contém os livros: Os Últimos Casos de Sherlock Holmes (contos) - 1917; Histórias de Sherlock Holmes (contos) - 1927. Coleção em 4 volumes da obra completa de Sherlock Holmes.


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Sherlock Holmes encarna valores universais e atemporais. É tranquilizador, em uma sociedade marcada por mudanças profundas, ter um super-herói que resolve nossos problemas de maneira eficaz e sem emoções aparentes. Este volume contém os livros: Os Últimos Casos de Sherlock Holmes (contos) - 1917; Histórias de Sherlock Holmes (contos) - 1927. Coleção em 4 volumes da obra comp Sherlock Holmes encarna valores universais e atemporais. É tranquilizador, em uma sociedade marcada por mudanças profundas, ter um super-herói que resolve nossos problemas de maneira eficaz e sem emoções aparentes. Este volume contém os livros: Os Últimos Casos de Sherlock Holmes (contos) - 1917; Histórias de Sherlock Holmes (contos) - 1927. Coleção em 4 volumes da obra completa de Sherlock Holmes.

30 review for Sherlock Holmes

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anh

    I'm fond of rereading Sherlock Holmes. I do so once every while. Everytime I feel melancholy, don't know what to read, or just don't want to read what I'm supposed to, I turn to Sherlock Holmes. This is the first "real" book (series) that I read... I believe I borrowed it from a cousin when I was 9, so it's like meeting an old friend or visiting a familiar place: I know that person so well that nothing comes unexpectedly; still I greet every word, every detail with... knowing. It's not tedious kn I'm fond of rereading Sherlock Holmes. I do so once every while. Everytime I feel melancholy, don't know what to read, or just don't want to read what I'm supposed to, I turn to Sherlock Holmes. This is the first "real" book (series) that I read... I believe I borrowed it from a cousin when I was 9, so it's like meeting an old friend or visiting a familiar place: I know that person so well that nothing comes unexpectedly; still I greet every word, every detail with... knowing. It's not tedious knowing, it's reassuring, solid knowing. I don't know if "knowing" is the right word to express the sense of laziness, nostalgia, calmness, relief and that moment when "yeah" is followed by a content sigh. I don't know what I've been mumbling about, either. Let's just say I love Sherlock Holmes enough to read about his adventures till kingdoms come.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Borislav Nikolov

    It's interesting because this is my all time favorite book. There are so many reasons why Sherlock is on the top. One of all is the complex characters in it...Conan Doyle has a special way of writing that i personally love to the bones...and if I have some hero or whatever that is, was, and it will be Sherlock. My whole life i believed that the brain and the "seeing" things is the most important and in these books of Conan Doyle this is bright that I literally can breath with Holmes and Watson.. It's interesting because this is my all time favorite book. There are so many reasons why Sherlock is on the top. One of all is the complex characters in it...Conan Doyle has a special way of writing that i personally love to the bones...and if I have some hero or whatever that is, was, and it will be Sherlock. My whole life i believed that the brain and the "seeing" things is the most important and in these books of Conan Doyle this is bright that I literally can breath with Holmes and Watson...so epic and in a way mine.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ayush Srivastava

    21% of the English people believe that Sherlock Holmes was a real person. So did I, until I read about this survey before picking up the book! This is the charisma of the tone set by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while portraying Sherlock-the first consultant detective of the world, and Dr. Watson, an able chronicler and the only friend of Sherlock Holmes. The visual portrayal of incidents and setting is so substantial that an innocent reader is almost certain to believe in the legend of 221B, Baker S 21% of the English people believe that Sherlock Holmes was a real person. So did I, until I read about this survey before picking up the book! This is the charisma of the tone set by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while portraying Sherlock-the first consultant detective of the world, and Dr. Watson, an able chronicler and the only friend of Sherlock Holmes. The visual portrayal of incidents and setting is so substantial that an innocent reader is almost certain to believe in the legend of 221B, Baker Street. If you are a suspense buff, Sherlock should be on your shelf invariably. Never has a work of mystery gripped the world as much as Sherlock. Infact, it is the 3rd most selling English book of all times, after Bible and Shakespeare. This itself speaks volumes about its cult following. Sherlock Holmes is written in archaic Victorian English, which makes it a little difficult to comprehend the connotation at some places. The descriptions are detailed, often more intricate than is generally demanded from a suspense thriller genre. Talking about Sherlock, I have seldom seen a character as intriguing as his. An intellectually genius and socially evaporated character with an acute method of deduction that seems so commonplace once revealed by the cynosure himself. Dr. Watson provide the reader a window into the world of a super-human from the perspective of a human, like me and you. I think he is cleverer than what Sherlock makes him appear to be! Out of 56 short stories, all but four are told by Watson, two by Holmes himself, and two are written in the third person. My favourite story: The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (His Last Bow) Story I didn’t like: The Adventure of the Lion’s Maze (The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    I was hoping that this would give some backstory to the characters of Sherlock and Watson: how do they know each other? What made them start doing this? They're not with the cops, so how'd they become so popular? Questions that, I think, deserve an explanation. Instead, this book is made up of 8 short stories, about 20-30 pages each (the longest one is actually 47 pages). Like any mystery, it starts with Sherlock getting word that someone needs his help. He pieces clues together in order to solv I was hoping that this would give some backstory to the characters of Sherlock and Watson: how do they know each other? What made them start doing this? They're not with the cops, so how'd they become so popular? Questions that, I think, deserve an explanation. Instead, this book is made up of 8 short stories, about 20-30 pages each (the longest one is actually 47 pages). Like any mystery, it starts with Sherlock getting word that someone needs his help. He pieces clues together in order to solve the crime. His clues, interestingly enough, are found in the behaviors and patterns, rather than forensics. It's so interesting to approach crime-solving from that angle. However, as a visual person, without being able to see these tiny details which have a large significance, it was difficult to follow with him and try to guess for myself. All in all, a good read. If you're looking for backstory, find something else to read though.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Priya

    So much better than the TV series or movies .Though I love them too .Baker street is a character here. Through Watson you can read his mind and understand the abrupt resolution of confounding observations. "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth" Synopsis of his best fit inference strategy in one statement.He is a good observer and possesses a great deal of knowledge about soil,poison ,smells and anatomy .And on top of it he is good at form So much better than the TV series or movies .Though I love them too .Baker street is a character here. Through Watson you can read his mind and understand the abrupt resolution of confounding observations. "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth" Synopsis of his best fit inference strategy in one statement.He is a good observer and possesses a great deal of knowledge about soil,poison ,smells and anatomy .And on top of it he is good at forming theories. Conan Doyle always tries to give the reader a jolt out the blue when you are in the most confused state of mind and leave you even more dumfounded.Then he gradually resolves it.The place of action keeps changing , motives keep changing and he always manages to keep his characters interesting . I can imagine how much people would have waited to read his next story in the newspaper , when there were no TV sitcoms.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I put this down for a few months, but I will go back to it...I think reading these stories gives me a great appreciation for why the characters Conan Doyle created endure. Unlike the Sherlock & John Watson that were represented in the PBS series with Basil Rathbone, I think the true Sherlock had a lot more humor& mischievousness & Watson much more intelligence & bravery than is usually represented. I thoroughly enjoyed the new BBC series Sherlock, which was set in modern day, but was much more c I put this down for a few months, but I will go back to it...I think reading these stories gives me a great appreciation for why the characters Conan Doyle created endure. Unlike the Sherlock & John Watson that were represented in the PBS series with Basil Rathbone, I think the true Sherlock had a lot more humor& mischievousness & Watson much more intelligence & bravery than is usually represented. I thoroughly enjoyed the new BBC series Sherlock, which was set in modern day, but was much more close to the original characters than any depiction I've seen.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Feisty Harriet

    Is it bad that for each of these adventures Sherlock's voice was Benedict Cumberbatch? Well, it was. I really loved reading these adventures and stories, written by Watson, but always starring Sherlock.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Carter

    I think this book is a good one for students 6th +. Also fun for adults as well. It has action and adventurous moments. It also has a very good storyline.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    A classic for a reason, guys! I enjoyed the longer stories best, but all of them were great.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Antoine

    Perfect for Sherlock Holmes' fans!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alex Lee

    I've never read Sherlock Homes before. These stories are written fairly clearly, with the very unrealistic notion that Homes can somehow notice all the right details in order to ensure the conclusion as to how and what crime was committed. This is silly because in real life we cannot know what details are relevant to a crime and which are not. This is also silly because in order for this to work Homes would have to have a sense of what is normal -- so as to see which details stand out and are "n I've never read Sherlock Homes before. These stories are written fairly clearly, with the very unrealistic notion that Homes can somehow notice all the right details in order to ensure the conclusion as to how and what crime was committed. This is silly because in real life we cannot know what details are relevant to a crime and which are not. This is also silly because in order for this to work Homes would have to have a sense of what is normal -- so as to see which details stand out and are "not normal" -- which is a fantasy. I am somewhat shocked to see that Homes takes cocaine regularly -- this was common enough back when the book was written. I assume this detail is provided because Homes has an uncommon mind which "needs constant stimulation" when he is not busy solving cases. Still it was somewhat entertaining to read, and as this is considered a subject matter for children, it does beg the question as to what kind of education children are expected to attain when they are in the process of growing to be adults. The values presented here are perhaps unbalanced, but one consistent with the goals of Victorian England in the throes of the industrial revolution.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Oscar Bui

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book is a very scary and mysterious adventure about Sherlock homes. He is one of the most famous detective, with his partner Watson, they made a perfect duo of a very intelligent detective and a very kind and nice doctor. They broke many different very hard cases including the four unknown signature, the scarlet house and many others. Although most of the cases listed are very scary, i still think that this book is very recommended to others as it is very nice as a book.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Yuri Moreira

    Amazing, fantastic ... since i was a kid, i've always wanted to read Sherlock Holmes, but now that i got it, i'm deeply in love with this box, it's just amazing see him work and the details that everyone would let pass that he got, and the way he do it ... now imma huge fan of sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his great creation.

  14. 5 out of 5

    James

    Two very interesting and different books here. A Scandal in Bohemia is a semi recurring theme for Holmes and is touched upon/ referred to in other Arthur Conan Doyle novels revolving around the King of Bohemia. Whilst The Man with the Twisted Lip looks at a wife looking for her husband, a beggar, opium den and a coat with coins found in the Thames.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Dale Keck

    Have read all of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and probably others as well, just never bothered to put them in to amazon or goodreads, so dates wrong. Some KU some paperback some hardback some collections.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Janet Clucas

    Brilliant. Really enjoyed re-reading these stories/novels. Still as exciting and interesting as when I first read them as a teenager. Fantastic kindle edition.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Phil

    Good old-style dramatization of these classic old stories.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lennie

    Amazing, funny, plausible, realistic, Sherlock Holmes is the detective we would all love to meet!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Huy Thịnh

    This is my all-time favorite book which makes me passionate!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Noula

    Great book!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Joie de Livre

    Since I'm very busy with school it took me a lot of time to update and I was really inactive.It actually took me five days instead of three that it would actually take me because of school and problems.I've had like a thousand years to update that though so it looks like it took me a month.Anyways... Sherlock Holmes has to be one of my favorite characters in the world.He's a genius,he knows what he's doing,he knows exactly what to say to whom and who to trust,he works alone but he always accepts Since I'm very busy with school it took me a lot of time to update and I was really inactive.It actually took me five days instead of three that it would actually take me because of school and problems.I've had like a thousand years to update that though so it looks like it took me a month.Anyways... Sherlock Holmes has to be one of my favorite characters in the world.He's a genius,he knows what he's doing,he knows exactly what to say to whom and who to trust,he works alone but he always accepts and even requests Watson's company and he's basically what you can call:sassy. I really liked the short stories that I read and the Hound of The Baskervilles.I also have a favorite but I don't remember its title right now.The mysteries were perfectly woven,a complex plot in every single short story and I adored all of them.I wouldn't have guessed what Sherlock did in two days,in a million years.I totally recommend that you read them and be mesmerized. Update:My favorite story was "The Adventure of The Speckled Band". Update No2:I also loved the movies with Robert Downey Jr and I ADORE the BBC show with Benedict Cumberbatch.I can't choose though which actor looked better as Sherlock.Maybe Benedict but do I prefer Benedict as Sherlock or the real illustrations?I don't know.What about you people?Anyways,that's all I have to say.Next book to read "How To Be Bad" by Mylnowski,Lockhart and Myracle.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jacob Martinez

    “Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, while intelligent, ultimately falls short due to its inability to captivate the reader. The book follows many themes about how to live and think due to it being a collection of multiple stories in one book, however, the main central themes of all the stories is that everything is able to fit together in a simple way. The style of the writing is that of an old, European tale, which seems interesting at first, but it ultimately fails to capture the rea “Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, while intelligent, ultimately falls short due to its inability to captivate the reader. The book follows many themes about how to live and think due to it being a collection of multiple stories in one book, however, the main central themes of all the stories is that everything is able to fit together in a simple way. The style of the writing is that of an old, European tale, which seems interesting at first, but it ultimately fails to capture the reader’s attention and makes it more of a chore to go through. The story is told from the perspective of Sherlock Holmes's friend and colleague, John Watson. While it is mentioned multiple times that John and Sherlock are friends, the way that they interact with each other makes it seem like they are just work partners for the majority of the time. The setting is Europe in 1883, which allows for a wide variety of different places and environments for the different stories to take place. The different stories mostly involve the murder or disappearance of someone, however other mysteries do exist within the book. Overall you should not read this book, its writing style is ultimately dated and makes every mystery seem more like a chore than an adventure. I give this a ⅖.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sydney

    I thoroughly enjoy Holmes and Watson’s relationship sooo much! So sad I only have one more volume left!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    So this was the Holmes stories in radio broadcast form from the 50's. I didn't see that particular collection of Holmes stories anywhere so I just jumped onto this. It wasn't that bad, but it wasn't particularly engaging either. While the radio format was interesting, there were aspects of it that made it hard to follow. One of them was the wide variation in volume depending what was going on. I had to turn it up super loud to hear what they were saying when they were speaking, but then every fi So this was the Holmes stories in radio broadcast form from the 50's. I didn't see that particular collection of Holmes stories anywhere so I just jumped onto this. It wasn't that bad, but it wasn't particularly engaging either. While the radio format was interesting, there were aspects of it that made it hard to follow. One of them was the wide variation in volume depending what was going on. I had to turn it up super loud to hear what they were saying when they were speaking, but then every five minutes or so some sound effect or music cue or something would be ridiculously loud and hurt my ears. I know sound mixing wasn't what it is now but it still could have been somewhat better. There were lengthy advertisements for like 10 minutes of every 30 minute episode but they were kind of amusing. Although I do know more than I will ever need to know about Clipper Craft suits. The choosing and editing of the stories was also very blah. With the super interesting character that Sherlock Holmes is and the multitude of stories he has to choose from did not come through in this at all.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sadaf

    This is the most encompassing edition of SH, it has everything, the short stories, the long ones, even a few stories from Sherlock's point of view. of course, when you read so many of the works together, you start to realize the similarities between many cases and it becomes slightly predictable - thus the missing star. i know I chose an omnibus and should be prepared for it, but still - especially those clustered towards the end tended to be rather similar. Apart from that, it is all brilliance This is the most encompassing edition of SH, it has everything, the short stories, the long ones, even a few stories from Sherlock's point of view. of course, when you read so many of the works together, you start to realize the similarities between many cases and it becomes slightly predictable - thus the missing star. i know I chose an omnibus and should be prepared for it, but still - especially those clustered towards the end tended to be rather similar. Apart from that, it is all brilliance and a delight to read. In stories like the sign of Four and a study in Scarlett, ACD writes almost 7 chapters as background, which is interesting and different from the abrupt and to the point short-story format. I have the camden house ebook, but this edition was the closest to that so i chose this. That one has illustrations and even information on when and where the stories were printed first. Lovely book, overall.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Avel Deleon

    Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes make the best tag-time Dr. Watson was perviously an aiding doctor for the war of Afghanistan. He visits his psychologist once a month his psychologist accuses him of repression, which seems like a reasonable conclusion. She warns him that integrating into society after war can be extremely difficult nearly impossible. Dr.Watson unfortunately meets Sherlock Holmes so it seems but the kick off to a good start. Sherlock Holmes impresses the war veteran with his witty Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes make the best tag-time Dr. Watson was perviously an aiding doctor for the war of Afghanistan. He visits his psychologist once a month his psychologist accuses him of repression, which seems like a reasonable conclusion. She warns him that integrating into society after war can be extremely difficult nearly impossible. Dr.Watson unfortunately meets Sherlock Holmes so it seems but the kick off to a good start. Sherlock Holmes impresses the war veteran with his witty analysis of human behavior. Notable Quotes: "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." 'How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains,however improbable, must be the truth?' 'It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.'

  27. 5 out of 5

    Studmuffin

    this book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. i couldnt keep my eyes off the book. this book is taken from watsons point of view and is just a collection of very intresting page turning mysterys. it gives sherlocks entire process and his magnificant thoughts and opinions. you get a great look into the mind of the great sherlock holmes! he deals with murders with the help of his close companion watson who helps analyze each case represented. he puts himself in danger to help tho this book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. i couldnt keep my eyes off the book. this book is taken from watsons point of view and is just a collection of very intresting page turning mysterys. it gives sherlocks entire process and his magnificant thoughts and opinions. you get a great look into the mind of the great sherlock holmes! he deals with murders with the help of his close companion watson who helps analyze each case represented. he puts himself in danger to help those in need.solving mysterys is like an art hes the houdini of mysterys! each story is very nerve racking and makes my heart race. this book was not one mystery that was slow and stuck to one problem the whole time but was a collection of great mysterys and i really liked that.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jimeetgandhi

    Frankly speaking, Sherlock Holmes is not worth the hype. He is the kind of character, about whom you read and forget. Many times, he conjures up results while sitting on his armchair looking pensively out of the window, which, if I may be so candid as to imply, is not how a detective solves his cases. Yes, many times, he is out on the field, but during these times also, I have noticed him having received the clues on a platter without any noticeable effort on his part. Sometimes, the story doesn Frankly speaking, Sherlock Holmes is not worth the hype. He is the kind of character, about whom you read and forget. Many times, he conjures up results while sitting on his armchair looking pensively out of the window, which, if I may be so candid as to imply, is not how a detective solves his cases. Yes, many times, he is out on the field, but during these times also, I have noticed him having received the clues on a platter without any noticeable effort on his part. Sometimes, the story doesn't involve the great master at all. There are a few who stand out though for their ingenuity. Mr Doyle might have been heaved praise upon by the contemporaries of his time, but his stories are of little relevance today.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    I can't honestly say that I've read the whole of this book, but as a child I used to love the Hound of the Baskervilles comic, and the article on the Jack the Ripper murders - and those I read over and over again. Looking at this book again as an adult I see that there are a lot of other interesting-looking articles about, for example, poverty in the East End, the Victorian police force, and London as a centre of empire. I'll take a closer look at some of these, as well as the other (text) st I can't honestly say that I've read the whole of this book, but as a child I used to love the Hound of the Baskervilles comic, and the article on the Jack the Ripper murders - and those I read over and over again. Looking at this book again as an adult I see that there are a lot of other interesting-looking articles about, for example, poverty in the East End, the Victorian police force, and London as a centre of empire. I'll take a closer look at some of these, as well as the other (text) stories included.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ethan Russell

    I love the prose. Watson is an apt raconteur. His delightful quandaries and anecdotes regarding his time with Holmes are refreshing. Doyle is a skilled author and his characterizations and dialogue are delightful. After hearing of and watching on screen, the allure of Holmes, then reading the original works I find myself enamored of the mythos which is Holmes. I've learned a great deal about portraying characters by reading this tome and I am utilizing those lessons in my own fiction. Thank you S I love the prose. Watson is an apt raconteur. His delightful quandaries and anecdotes regarding his time with Holmes are refreshing. Doyle is a skilled author and his characterizations and dialogue are delightful. After hearing of and watching on screen, the allure of Holmes, then reading the original works I find myself enamored of the mythos which is Holmes. I've learned a great deal about portraying characters by reading this tome and I am utilizing those lessons in my own fiction. Thank you Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for this novel with very modern grammar and syntax, which displays narrative in a classic, yet relevant style.

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