Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Golden Oldies

I've spent some time lately reading some of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories about Sherlock Holmes. They're a nice diversion when in waiting situations, such as lunch or whatnot. My phone has an e-reader, and the books are public domain.

I've also been reading Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe stories. I'd have thought that the prose would be a bit hard to grasp, but except for a few differences in social mores and prices of things, the Nero Wolfe books are as accessible as anything written by Dan Brown.

I did notice, though, that "The Crooked Man," starring our hero, Sherlock Holmes, wasn't really one of Conan Doyle's best works. He must have had a tight deadline.

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