One of the great things about reading Sherlock Holmes again as an adult is seeing the stories in a whole new way.
Some will argue that Holmes is a know-it-all, self-centered, drug addict. I would agree with that assessment. At the same time, Holmes was an independent person. I like the way Holmes didn’t depend upon conventional wisdom, traditional methods or what was expected. Holmes used his intelligence and creativity to find answers to the problems he encountered. He invented scientific tests and potions never seen before in order to solve mysteries. Holmes was an independent thinker. Not only was Holmes an independent thinker, his bad habits, conceit, and one track mind caused him to be alone and physically independent.
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