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24Dec/091

Gutenberg Gem: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Yes, Christmas is upon us again, and this year we are treated to a movie release about a character near and dear to my own heart: Sherlock Holmes. While I am rather fond of Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and even Rachel McAdams, I can't help but think that this reinterpretation of the classic stories is going to make more than a little uncomfortable. If you enjoy the classic Sherlock Holmes, you can do worse than reread the originals, and in particular The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle which appropriately enough, takes place on the second morning after Christmas, when Watson arrives at Baker St. to wish Holmes "the compliments of the season".

The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

If you'd rather have an MP3 of the classic story, try this excellent version that is also part of Project Gutenberg's collection.

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, part one.
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, part two.

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  1. The Jeremy Brett Holmes interpretation of the SH stories is unbeatable. Having said that, Robert Downey Jr. is the only member of that generation’s “brat-pack” that can act.


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