I’ve been reading the Complete Sherlock Holmes for the past few days, and I’ve come to the conclusion that there are two particular reasons why the stories of Sherlock are as entertaining now as they were when I was 11:
1) The details of the stories are unique. In many of the other books I read, the plots can be a little unsurprising.
2) The stories are short – I can usually read one in 15 minutes or less. When I have a limited amount of time, such as lunch, it’s nice to have something that’s readable in 15 minutes. Unlike a novel, I’m not annoyed because I’m not putting the book down in the middle of the action.
Yay for Sherlock Holmes.