Yable book about the surprisingly ikable Sir Arthur Conan Doyle indeed he is probably ikable here than he would be portrayed now likable Sir Arthur Conan Doyle indeed he is probably ikable here than he would be portrayed now the family archives were open Dull book about an interesting man it was good A ittle dry in places but that could be cause I could care ess about his university experience and military service and was interested about how he wrote Holmes I don t really know what to say about a biography It was interesting and told about Conan Doyle I found it interesting Arguably the best biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle yet written Also has a ot of information about Sherlock Holmes This was a good basic biography but could have used a bit of the verve Conan Doyle gave to his work It spoke of his adventures and productivity but I was unfulfilled feeling that it did not uestion his ife but rather it just reported it What do I mean by that What made him tick How did he really feel about having a consumptive wife and an alcoholic father I felt there were unexamined passions and conflicts rumbling beneath his stoic personality On the other hand as a description of a man who was part Dr Watson Sherlock Holmes just a ittle and Professor Challenger delighted the schoolboy in me Interesting reading the biography of the man who created one of my favorite characters Sherlock Holmes. S will be captivated by the various tidbits that offer insight into their hero's creation; others will be fascinated by iving embodiment of the Victorian masculine ide. .
Review The Doctor and the Detective A Biography of Sir Arthur Conan DoyleAmily that were only natural given their time I also found his constant need to excuse Conan Doyle of anti feminist and racist stereotypes absurd surely we are capable of seeing the man in feminist and racist stereotypes absurd surely we are capable of seeing the man in context of his own time without constant apologies Actually I found this book pretty insulting to both Conan Doyle and to Booth s readers Style was pretty good and the
was well organised chronologically However by recurring constant themes throughtout the book as they reoccurred within Conan Doyle s The Leadership Gap life Booth repeated and sometimes even contradicted himself I was also irritated by his refusal to make assessments Booth would not speculate whether or not Waller and Conan Doyle s mother had an affair for example claiming the age difference made it impossible Seriously if you are going to write this book be prepared to have opinions on it I was further irritated by the fact that in aater chapter Booth came back and said that yes an affair was Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) likely but never shared what changed his mind with us A good book but not one I can recommend or say that I will read again This is free to a good home if anyone wants it pleaseet me know A fascinating biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who got overshadowed by his fictional yet very realistic creation the ace detective Sherlock HolmesFor details visit A most enjo. Of the great detective Sherlock Holmes Doyle was however much as Booth shows us in this intriguing study of a man who thrived on the times in which he Serenity Role Playing Game lived While Holmes fan. Well done story of an intriguing and ultimately bizarreife Conan Doyle became rich and famous writing Sherlock Holmes but also wrote many other books on history historical fictionand spiritism to which he devoted the Save the Cupcake! last 20 years of hisifeA true 19th century gentleman of honor chivalry and blue blood Anglicism Doyle tired of Holmes and Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, longed for recognition for his otheriterary writings but knew as well that Holmes ined his pockets and gave him his platform In Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong Reopening the Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles Bayard analyzes this ambivalence in A Fascinating Higher Criticism fascinating higher #criticism Hound to find hidden meaning between the inesDoyle s father was an #Hound to find hidden meaning between the inesDoyle s father was an of only modest success and even modest means in a FAMILY OF SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS WHO MOVED of successful artists who moved higher circles Doyle struggled financially as a doctor for several years before finding his true calling as an author and his financial security as the creator of HolmesBooth reveals a deep and interesting individual worthy of his creation This book taught me a ot that I didn t know about Conan Doyle s public and private ife but ultimately although interesting I just found it irritating Booth doesn t understand the Victorian mindset at all and was constantly being surprised at decisions or actions of Conan Doyle and his This entertaining smart biography of Arthur Conan Doyle presents a modern day interpretation of the man who contrary to his best efforts will always be known as the creator.book was well organised chronologically however by recurring