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Any Fellow “Sherlock Holmes” Fans Out There? *raises hand*

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  • #106182
    A.N. Parker
    @bigideaskc

      ‘Ello, Emberlings! I know this is a forum for writing mystery, not reading mystery, but I still wanted to ask – are there any fellow fans of the Sherlock Holmes books (and/or most recent movies with Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law)? I found the last book, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, a little while ago and decided to pick it up and read a bit of it. I was absolutely hooked and fell in love with the book. (HA! Valentine’s Day pun! *winks*) Then I realized there are TONS of other canon Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, aaand now I want to read the whole series. XD

      If you don’t like Sherlock Holmes, have never read it, or simply aren’t interested, what are some of your favorite mystery books?

      Parker out!

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      #106235
      Elisha Starquill
      @elisha-starquill

      @bigideaskc – YES, I love Sherlock Holmes. The cases are so clever, so witty, so captivating (even if you’ve read all of them hundreds of times, like I have xD) that it got me interested in writing mystery. There’s a lot of awesome cases, so you’re in for a treat. 😉

      I haven’t watched that movie, because Robert Downey, Jr. is not remotely how I imagine Sherlock, but I like the modern BBC TV show because it’s clever and hilarious, two traits I value highly. Have you watched them?

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      #106236
      A.N. Parker
      @bigideaskc

        YES, I love Sherlock Holmes. The cases are so clever, so witty, so captivating (even if you’ve read all of them hundreds of times, like I have xD) that it got me interested in writing mystery. There’s a lot of awesome cases, so you’re in for a treat. 😉

        YESSS! Totally. 😀 I love the cases so much! I can’t wait to finish the series, even though that won’t be for a while, haha.

        I haven’t watched that movie, because Robert Downey, Jr. is not remotely how I imagine Sherlock

        I can understand that. He’s nothing like the original character, but that’s what makes me like the movies. He’s so unique (the movies are HILARIOUS, LOL) and so different from Conan Doyle’s Sherlock that it makes the two Holmeses technically incomparable. They’re like two separate characters, in my opinion.

        I like the modern BBC TV show because it’s clever and hilarious, two traits I value highly. Have you watched them?

        Well, if you like clever and hilarious, you might like the Robert Downey, Jr. movies. They are definitely clever and hilarious. XD

        Anyway, no, I haven’t watched the Benedict Cumberbatch BBC TV show, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. I know Cumberbatch is a great actor, though (he’s awesome as Doctor Strange and even awesomer as Khan from the modern Star Trek: Into Darkness).

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        #106256
        PenSword
        @pensword

        I’ve read the entire series of books/short stories at least once. Some stories I’ve read multiple times. I’ve also enjoyed several of the old Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce movies, and I’m a fan of the show. I haven’t seen the RDJ movies though.

        #106273
        A.N. Parker
        @bigideaskc

          I’ve read the entire series of books/short stories at least once. Some stories I’ve read multiple times. I’ve also enjoyed several of the old Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce movies, and I’m a fan of the show. I haven’t seen the RDJ movies though.

          @pensword Oh, awesome! Yeah, I’ve heard good things about the Basil Rathbone Holmes movies. 😀 I should check them out sometime!

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          #106414
          Sarah Inkdragon
          @sarah-inkdragon

          A good mystery is a good mystery, so where there’s one to be found I’m always there. 😉

          I’ll admit, I haven’t read many of the books… I got sort of sidetracked with Sanderson. I like all the the Robert Downey Jr. movies however(though, slight content warning on those – nothing too crude if I remember correctly but some language), and I love the BBC Sherlock as well. 😉

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          #106438
          A.N. Parker
          @bigideaskc

            I like all the the Robert Downey Jr. movies however

            @sarah-inkdragon YESSS!!! Finally someone else who likes them. LOL! 😂

            • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by A.N. Parker. Reason: tagging Sarah

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            #108407
            Livi Ryddle
            @anne_the_noob14

            @bigideaskc

            I love the books! And the movies with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. The ones with Arthur Wontner and Ian Fleming are ok too, but I like Basil best. And I’m not a fan of Reginald Owen as Sherlock. At all. I’m sorry, Owen… XD

            Woah. RDJ plays Sherlock?? *is not sure about this* Not that I think he’d be bad as Sherlock… but I’m partial to Basil, and I think all I’d be able to see is Tony Stark lol. (Never seen any of the Marvel movies, but lots of memes/spoliery things XD) Never seen the ones with Benedict. Are they supposed to be more modern?

             

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            #108631
            Dashuri Halad
            @christlover

            I personally love the Sherlock Holmes books. I have not seen any of the Sherlock Holmes movies or tv shows though.

             

            I also really enjoy the “Father Brown” mysteries by G.K. Chesterton. I would definitely recommend them.

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            #108660
            Elisha Starquill
            @elisha-starquill

            @anne_the_noob14 – Yes, the BBC show with Benedict is set in modern London. I was a bit skeptical at first, but they did an excellent job converting the Victorian era in the books to the present day (Watson and Holmes call each other by their first names, Watson blogs about Holmes’ cases instead of posting them on a newspaper, things like that.)

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            #109227
            Jacy
            @jacy

              LOVE the Sherlock Holmes books!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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