Read on Wordpress- The Bookworm Daydreamer- A Study in Scarlet Book Review
Title: A Study in Scarlet
Series: Sherlock Holmes
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Rating: 4/5 stars
Prior to this one, the only Sherlock Holmes story I've read was A Scandal in Bohemia. I haven't watched any Sherlock Holmes related tv series or movies either. I was aware of them, but I didn't watch them. I like plots with mysteries but I'm not particularly well-versed in the genre itself. Still, I told myself to give it a try, especially because my favorite subject happens to be Introduction to Criminal Law and I tend to find criminal cases engrossing.
A Study in Scarlet was a great introduction to the genre. It had twists, a criminal that wasn't who I expected but nevertheless had a strong motive, and a great detective in Sherlock Holmes. The first part was thrilling and it establishes the characters of Dr. Watson and Sherlock very well. I liked how it also introduced Sherlock Holmes' brand of reasoning. The science of deduction seems very interesting if a bit confusing.
The second part is very very different from the first one. It becomes a drama which tells us the accused's history and gives a background as to his motive. I don't want to speak about the religious aspect as two of my closest friends belong to that religion and I have no opinion to offer on that front.
Still, I liked A Study in Scarlet for what it was and I'm definitely going to be reading more of the Sherlock Holmes novels and stories.