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Journal of No. 118


August 22nd, 2012

Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Conan Doyle @ 05:21 pm

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The collection spans Holmes' career from his first case (or at least the first incident that decided him on his life of investigation) to what was then his last, with the final meeting with Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls. Less wildly inventive than when Doyle really let himself go, these have much more of a pulp feel with many flashes of charm amid the cliches (which maybe weren't yet cliche) such as the moldy old 'vital clause of an international treaty'. Probably the most interesting story (if not the best) is The Yellow Face, though I can't say why without spoiling it.
 
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Journal of No. 118