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Even though I marked this as finished I ll be honest I stopped about 20% in These tales are of course classics and Sherlock Holmes deserves his osition as the most famous detective of all crime fiction But I stopped reading for one reason I discovered I do not like Sherlock Holmes At all It s not even his dryness that bothers me It s his incredible condensation toward everyone especially Watson who is not the bumbling idiot that many of the films and TV series make him out to be he just has a different approach to a crime He is also a misogynist It s not that he doesn t trust women not even the best of them It s that he hates them eriod Think about it who but a misogynist would take a man who is married especially a newlywed into his adventures without even a mention of the wife and a total disregard for his Watson s in this case domestic life I also found most of the stories uite frankly a little simplistic I ll take the humane and colorful Hercule Poirot thank you very much4 stars because it s Sherlock Holmes and you can t give Holmes less than 4 stars can you Interesting for historical insightI haven
T FINISHED THE ENTIRE COLLECTION BUTfinished the entire collection but do have some insights that I need to jot down for myself The stories showcase misogyny well beyond the lack of legal status and rights accorded women at the time The working class characters are rops and when occasionally one is fully developed Doyle drops them off the The Hiding Place page as if he doesn t know what to do with them The non English European if lacking a millionounds a crown a title or Scotland Yard level authority detective doesn t exist It s not as bad as American science fiction with regards to non Americans but it s very close Across hundreds of ages there are four non whites mentioned One is an opium den bouncer three are Sikh soldiers in a military rison So the racism uotient is not surprisingly very very high Doyle much like his Holmes and the lovable Dr Watson are sociopaths That s just my opinion Please no hate comments It won t change my feelings and it wouldn t reflect s just my opinion Please no hate comments It won t change my feelings and it wouldn t reflect on the senderI first read the Holmes stories as a teenager and looking at it now it s much different I m trying to avoid comparisons to other writers but Charlie N Holmberg and the Magician books remind me of the Holmes universe I m going to have to re read Agatha Christie and see how that bounces around in my headI don t remember the stories that deal with Americans The one with the Mormons was shocking to me in the detail that he used in the description of Mormon lifestyle He seems to use less when describing the British experience and it makes sense since His Readers Would Easily Fill readers would easily fill the entire background of a story from a key few sentencesThe story about the KKK caught me by surprise While he throws in detail he doesn t make a moral judgement about their agenda He simply is concerned that they behave as a criminal organization and I get the impression that if the KKK members had been southern senators neither Holmes nor Doyle would have been concerned Of course then they would not have killed anyone directly but he doesn t seem to realize that their agents were financed and rotected by the same kind of eople Holmes would go after who ordered a murder or theft in LondonIt s not surprising as I thought about it that Europeans might know that the founder was confederate General Nathan Forrest They were a domestic terrorist organization but Holmes is only concerned with their white victims and that was surprising That he would devote so much energy to track down the murderer of former members surprised me I would have expected his attitude to be that some The Elephants Journey people have earned the right to be murdered Instead he s upset that whites with influence are intimidated by these guys as if any white with influence in the South carpet bagger or not clashed with their agenda That s a total misunderstanding of theurpose organization and funding of these creeps I remember reading. There's no mystery about it here before you is the ultimate Kindle collection of master sleuth Sherlock HolmesIncluded in Sherlock Holmes The Ultimate Collection are The complete text of all four novels and forty four short stories starring Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle each elegantly formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your Kindle reader Links to free full length audio recordings of the novels and stories in this collection An That Woodrow Wilson that forward thinking visionary resident was a Klan member Washington DC Hosted A DC hosted a celebration of the Klan Changing Face of the Hero parade included around the time of the first World War This is a constant theme in the stories He doesn t seek justice only to solveuzzles He The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry pursues murderers who have finally balanced the scales of justice in a system that doesn t seek justice only bodies for the hangman to reassure theroper sort that they are safe It bothered me when I was younger even though I focused on the StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story puzzles but it jumped off theage this go round The roles rights and importance of women has changed since the stories were written but only as regards women of the right sort Holmes considers some males despicable but then having solved the It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life puzzleuts the women s situations out of mindHe consistently writes women willingly following their kidnappers because they are too stupid to flag down a bobbie A Greek heiress allows two low lifes to drag her onto a liner
for London later drag her to the Mainland and then to a Balkan capital before she apparently kills them She onlyLondon later drag her to the Mainland and then to a Balkan capital before she apparently kills them She only it because they killed her brother in front of her It may be an accurate reflection of women at the time but it s still insane Holmes bounced around Europe all the time but not to rescue her I was never thrilled by Sherlock s Lignin Biodegradation personality but I despise him now I ll read the stories and may though I doubt it re read some again for theuzzles Most are really too gross to enjoy because of his treatment of women regardless of class his special contempt for women not of the right class his contempt basically for any male without a title a crown or high level government Pure Chance position even the bankers are mocked His writing isn t that great but some of the adventures are The characters aren t as alive as those of Zen DiPietro or Ann Christy or Elizabeth Moon His characters are just bland but Sherlock is a son of Scottish nobility so that makes a difference maybe I won t bother with his other series Remember to look closely at the cover of all these complete Sherlock Holmes books With the wonders of capitalistically fueled competition each edition of all 4 novels and 56 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is beginning to look and similar Not all are created uite as eual as one would think however Sherlock Holmes The Ultimate Collection is than adeuate if you just want to read every one of the stories but it s definitely not the best of the bunch Read on to find out In my uest to find the holy grail of Sherlock Holmes literature aka THE definitive collection of original Conan Doyleenned stories I actually ended up buying and reading and rereading 3 different versions My assessment of all 3 is as follows1 Sherlock Holmes The Ultimate Collection the one being reviewed here This is a The Lady and the Lionheart perfectly adeuate collection It DOES include all 4 novels and 56 short stories but the book is all text with no real illustrations to speak of When I firsturchased it as an ebook it did NOT include all the stories but before I was even finished reading it a simple Kindle update added all the rest making it certifiably complete So if you see a review of The Ultimate Collection that says it isn t complete it s robably just an old review At any rate the Film and Television Adaptations and Beyond the Canon synopsis sections at the end of the book are also included but do not appear in the other Sherlock Holmes collections Kindle formatting isn t so good in this one however unfortunately Individual storychapters aren t easily accessible from the drop down menu as they are in other collected SH books My five star rating is for the writing itself which is of course ractically eerless2 The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volumes 1 4 The Heirloom Collection The Heirloom Collection isn t the absolute best compendium of SH stories but it is extremely good Most importantly it does contain all 4 novels and 56 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle though not. Ndividual active Table of Contents for each book accessible from the Kindle go to feature Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Kindle's Text to Speech features A low can't say no rice Forty Eight Complete WorksFour novels and forty four short stories starring Sherlock Holmes in order and unabridged Books includedNovels A Study in Scarlet The Sign of the Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear Short Story Collections Th.