Jen (Devourer of Books) and I decided to take on the legendary Sherlock Holmes for our next podcast exploring the classics, What’s Old Is New. The plan is to read up on some Holmes to get an idea of what makes him a literary figure that stands the test of time, if in fact we find he does. Along the way we will also be chatting with long time Sherlock Holmes fan, Heather from Age 30+…ALifetime of Books & Graham Moore, author of The Sherlockian, a novel of Sherlock Holmes forthcoming in December from Twelve Books.
Here are some of the Sherlock Holmes related books and novels that I will be examining in anticipation of our podcast.
- The Complete Sherlock Holmes Vol. One, by Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, by Laurie R. King
- The Sherlockian, by Graham Moore
- The True Crime Files of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, by Stephen Hines, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I have already read, The Hounds of the Baskervilles, which was really fun to revisit. I loved Holmes growing up so to see his character as an adult has been an eye opener. I am still enjoying the stories but a little “meh” on the character. I am just finding him to be really obnoxious. And can someone please wake Watson up, please?
Have you read any new fiction featuring Sherlock Holmes, or any Holmes inspired novels? Anything good? Do you like him as a character?