Sunday, March 21, 2004

Dirda on Books Holmes Question
Washington Post (reg. req.)

Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post Book critic runs a regular live online discussion where the following question was recently posed...

"Anonymous: What are your favorite Sherlock Holmes stories?

Michael Dirda: I'm pretty traditional--The Speckled Band, The Red-Headed League, The Blue Carbuncle, The Final Problem. Of the novels: The Hound of the Baskervilles. But like most Holmesians what I most enjoy these days are the vignettes that open the stories--breakfast with Watson, those dazzling little feats of deduction, the homey coziness of Baker Street, the gaslit foggy night outside where it is always 1895. "

The full transcript is available - the Holmes question is about midway through but the whole thing is well worth perusing.

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