Day One of the 30-day Book Challenge and it’s an easy one.
My favourite book ever? This masterpiece:
I’m a huge Sherlock Holmes fan so this book does it for me. From Watson’s accurate but misinterpreted observations, down to the general helplessness of their client and off course the genius of Holmes himself, all the classic elements of the Arthur Conan Doyle short story seem to extend itself in this novella for our prolonged enjoyment.
There is one difference between the short stories and Hound of the Baskervilles however: and that is that one single mouth-watering scene.
We all know Sherlock has a thing for dramatics.
Apart from The Adventure Of the Empty House, never has there been a scene where the Great Detective makes an appearance (or should I say reappearance) that is more exciting, more riveting, more surprising and just downright more awesome than when Watson is hiding out in a stone hut on the Moor that he thinks is being inhabited by an escaped convict and on hearing footsteps, readies himself and his gun for the criminal, only to be greeted by that familiar voice that says,
“It is a lovely evening, my dear Watson, I really think that you will be more comfortable outside than in.”