Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sherlock's Enduring Appeal

I am a major fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories but remain undecided as to their appeal. Is it mainly due to his mind or to his eccentric personality?

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2 Comments:

At 5:41 AM, Blogger Daniel Richwine said...

I have come to enjoy Poirot more than Holmes. When I reread Holmes I find the writing less charming than I used to.

I think the fascination is with an uberman who can outthink everyone else is just an enduring archetype, and Doyle was about the first to apply this to crime fiction.

 
At 6:38 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Daniel,

Poirot is great!

I believe you are right about the model.

Michael

 

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