THINGS THAT I LIKE IN SHERLOCK HOLMES
Lots and lots of people like the world’s greatest detective. We would like to know what you love the most in the eccentric sleuth. His genius? His oddity? The fact that he was a pioneer in many things? Or something else? You can share your reasons with us and with the visitors of the site if you want to. You can also tell who is your favourite Holmes actor and why. We gladly accept longer writings as well as short ones. Your opinion may be useful for countless people: fans, Sherlockian club leaders, writers, actors, artists and so on. At the same time please note that basically our site is a cultural one, so we would like to stick to a standard. That is why we reserve the right to filter the received texts. This means they do not appear instantly on the page (unlike on a forum).
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OPINIONS ON SHERLOCK HOLMES
As a boy, I liked his pipesmoking, deductions, knowledge of chemistry and Baritsu... However, later I found he didn’t use his knowledge of chemistry in solving the cases, but I have started to practice martial arts and smoking a pipe very soon afterwards.
Then, I was enchanted by the millieu of his stories, and envied him the good Old England, ladies & gentlemen, aristocracy, London with its „gondolas“, fogs…
Now, I appreciate mostly his bohemianism and eccentricity, but also his abductions, bravery, gentlemanship… and, last but not least, his pipe, and a violin that I never learned to play.
Aleš Kolodrubec, president of The Czech Society of Sherlock Holmes,
Prague, Scandalous Bohemia, 29 April 2014
What I like in Sherlock Holmes: He is a genius (but nobody doubts that), it is wonderful one can be assured that he will cope with all mysteries. Sherlock Holmes is an eccentric, but doesn’t worry about his standing out, he is different and thus a bit of an outsider, often not understood by his environment. He is unbelievable brave, loyal (say whatever you want, but he would give his life for a friend) and unconditionally sincere. He has a strong sense of justice and truth (in this order).
Veronika Bušová, member of The Czech Society of Sherlock Holmes
Bratislava, Slovakia, 30 May 2014
Why I like Sherlock Holmes
Friendship: First thing I recall after hearing the name of Sherlock Holmes is “friendship”. For me the main general topic of all the stories is the friendship between Holmes and Watson. Undoubtedly it is one of the greatest friendships in the history of the world literature.
1. Characters of Holmes and Watson: Secondly, there are the characters of both gentlemen. Constantly I return to their adventures because of perfect description of their characters. Holmes as an indefatigable fighter for justice has also a great heart, but he hides this side successfully and would never admit it himself.
And Watson on the other side is reliable and intelligent. Watson is a fixed point in life for Holmes with his flaws.
2. Mysteries: As a true Holmesian and detective stories lover I like to untangle the mysteries and thus become a companion of those two brilliant characters.
3. And when feeling blue, I always like to read or watch one of the cases of Sherlock Holmes. And returning to this familiar milieu is like coming home. It gives me a feeling of security.
member of The Czech Society of Sherlock Holmes, 17 June 2014
Growing up, I was fascinated with the famous super sleuth from Baker Street.
First of all it's his detective work, as we as an audiance are always left astonished with his amazing powers of deduction and the way he solves crimes.
They there's his demeanour, the way he acts, the way he interacts with other characters and the way he goes around his daily lifestyle is always fascinating even when you don't agree with his actions or his methods.
Then there's his relationship with other characters, primarily of course being his closet friend and colleague, Dr. John Watson and the way their chemistry is portrayed.
There's also his personal faults and struggles that prevent him from being a boring Hart Stu.
And finally, there's his particular sense of morality, while he tends to get his man or woman, there are times when he would look the other way feeling that bringing culprits to justice depends on the circumstances.
Egypt, 01 January 2015
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