Book Report: Sherlock Holmes (Volume I)

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Have you read fictional detectives? Would you like to befriend an amazing genius? Do you want to know a man who is intelligent, cool, observant and charming? Sherlock Holmes, a detective and his friend Dr. John Watson cracked a series of exciting cases together. Let’s adventure.

Holmes——a charismatic man who is thin, with a hooked nose, wearing a hunting cap, dressing a trench coat and smoking a pipe will always live in my heart.

In the story, Holmes, an Englishman, investigates different cases. He lives at 221B Baker Street. He calls himself ‘advisory detective’. When private or official detectives are in trouble, they always ask him for help. Facing difficulties, he stays cool. He also has keen perceived force and peerless reasoning. As a result, he cracks a lot of mystery and doubtful cases, such as ‘The Musgrave Ritual’ and ‘The Five Orange Pips’. Another main character is John Watson, a medical man living with Holmes. They are good friends and they crack cases together.

"Sherlock Holmes" is a magnificent book. There are many psychological activities, expression changes, dialogues and detailed description of the action of different characters. These are the important elements which keep me reading. The details are easy to understand, so I can follow the author’s train of thought and am drawn into the fascinating world of detectives.

The book demonstrates classic reasoning. Reading detectives trains my reasoning. By observing, Holmes dopes out details like the person’s job, his living place and his intention of committing crimes, I slowly build up the ability to reason. In ‘The Dancing Men’, Holmes discovered that Dr. John Watson would not propose to invest in South African securities. I was curious how he could do it. In the story, he said to Dr Watson, ‘ …… Here are the missing links of the very simple chain: 1. You had chalk between your left finger and thumb when you returned from the club last night. 2. You put chalk there when you play billiards, to steady the cue. 3. You never play billiards except with Thurston. 4. You told me, four weeks ago, that would expire in a month, and which he desired you to share with him..….’ It is very interesting, right? He noticed the smallest details ignored by most. The stories are appealing and keep readers reading until they finish the whole story.

After reading "Sherlock Holmes", I have worshipped Holmes and I think I will always remember this charismatic man. Every time I hear his name, I am delighted and I can’t help involving in the discussions. He has a strong sense of justice, agile thinking, accurate inference and extensive knowledge. That’s why he succeeded in solving different cases. It’s also one of the reasons I love him so much.

Of course, I admire him not only because he is bright and cool, but also because he is diligent. He never gives up any cases and he studies the smallest details. By doing so, he builds up amazing detective abilities. In the story mentions that Holmes is such a person – with any unsolved puzzles, he stays up and have several days, or even one week of sleepless nights to think and rethink, refresh all the information in hand, and review the issue from all angles. He does not stop until all the facts are revealed and all the puzzles are solved.

Everyone admires successful people. If possible, they want to be one. Actually, we all have a potential to be one. There are not many born winners. With hard work and the courage and determination to overcome challenges, we all can be winners. Success comes after diligence.

I admire Homes, a self-made winner. I’m sure that you will fall in love with Holmes after reading the story and knowing more about him. Without doubt, "Sherlock Holmes" is really a great book for everyone to enjoy.