Can you believe it? Until this year I had never read a Sherlock Holmes book, absolute travesty! My addiction started watching the BBC series Sherlock and I’m hooked. I now want to get my hands on pretty much anything Sherlock Holmes related. The only problem is that Season 4 will only air sometime in 2016. Now I’ve started what I should have done many years ago, reading the original works. I downloaded the first book ‘A Study in Scarlet’, until half way through the plot was very similar to the first BBC episode ‘A Study in Pink’. Halfway through the book changed so dramatically it was like starting a whole new story. I loved it! In fact I preferred the book to the TV episode. The only drawback is that I prefer watching Benedict Cumberbatch to looking at text on a e-reader screen, in fact I find Benedict Cumberbatch more aesthetically pleasing than most things. I wonder if my husband will mind if I put up a big poster of him in our room to look at while I’m reading? Oh dear I sound like a lecherous old lady, well if the Sherlock cap fits, I guess I’ll have to wear it 🙂
Thank you BBC for introducing me to the works of Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, I am deeply grateful. The next step is to find every Sherlock movie ever made, and the American series ‘Elementary’, which my daughter Domi tells me is very good (but sadly Benedict Cumberbatch deficient).