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BookChums Birthdays: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Post by: Snehith Kumbla

It is most unlikely that the Scottish physician Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle would have ended up as a prolific writer if his medical career would have done any better.Happily for us, Doyle primarily wrote, especially while waiting for his patients during his (not exactly bustling) practice.

 

The most famous and enduring of all works of Doyle was and is undoubtedly Sherlock Holmes.In contrast to more methodical fictional detectives, Holmes is shown to be almost superhuman in his powers of detection. He is observant to the point of having a microscopic eyesight. He can distinguish cigar ash, from the earth stuck on shoe soles, tell which part of England they are from.

 

What makes the series a classic is Holmes himself. He is a workaholic, opting for injected drugs when no case presents itself. More harmlessly, he also goes for the violin in such times. The narrator of the stories is his roommate Dr. John Watson, the friend and faithful aide to the detective mastermind.

 

This is one creation that Doyle will always be remembered for.  
 

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