Thursday, October 3, 2019

My father and I just finished The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Two years ago, April 24 2017 to be exact, I wrote about how the Mystery genre was a cousin to the Fantastic, with with Sci-Fi being Fantasy's only closer relative; a sibling, presumably. Hence it seems appropriate to post that my father and I just finished The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A book with twists, turns, and a climax worthy of many a Fantasy book! A fact which was doubly entertaining seeing how this book, alone I believe among the Sherlock Holmes novels, features the consulting detective of 221B Baker Street and his friend Dr. Watson trying to prove that the supernatural is NOT the guilty party, but rather as evil and as cunning a mind as can be found. Truly we have seen less clever dark wizards.
Beyond that Holmes does not disappoint! Such a splendid character, wise yet proud and with a wry humor coupled with great heart! It does without saying that this will not be our last journey with him, though whether those journeys are noted here on Stars Uncounted is something a I doubt. The Hound of the Baskervilles has a connection to Fantasy, thus giving a place here, but the rest I doubt.

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