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May 19, 2005

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Holmes!

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Ooh, great NYT article:
Raymond Chandler once remarked that Holmes “is mostly an attitude and a few dozen lines of unforgettable dialogue.” He is languid, aloof, arrogant, supercilious and a bipolar druggie who in “The Sign of Four” is shooting up cocaine three times a day to overcome his lassitude. He has no friends other than Watson, and Mr. Lanza notwithstanding, he is almost certainly a virgin.

Two things I love about Holmes: 1. 221B Baker Street, and 2. The necessity of Watson. Come to think of it, those are both pretty Batman-ish properties, aren’t they? Like the Batcave and, well, Robin. Makes sense: Batman is supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, very much the heir to Holmes.

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Posted May 19, 2005 at 9:49 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted

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I have previously plugged The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel, right? It's one of my favorite computer games of all time, and it's available online for free (along with its sequel, The Case of the Rose Tattoo).

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