So far, this has been my favourite part of this re-read. As I’ve said before, I love Sherlock Holmes adaptations, so my picture of canon Holmes can get a little jumbled up with other interpretations of the character. I’ve really enjoyed how different canon Holmes actually is to how he appears in my head. It’s surprising actually, I like Sherlock Holmes, and Doctor Watson, in canon a lot more than I remembered. I have this sort of strange idea that canon Holmes and Watson are a bit of a caricature, but actually I’ve found them to be deeper, funnier, and more complex than I usually give them credit for. Conan Doyle’s writing is also better than I remembered.
It’s odd: in the past I’ve enjoyed the idea of the canon more than I have enjoyed the actual reading, this time I feel quite the opposite. I’m a little ashamed, actually.
So yeah. I’m being proved wrong and turned around on a lot of points, and I love it.
Has anyone else felt like this, or noticed aspects of the stories/characters you had forgotten about/missed?