Challenge: Read a book based on or turned into a TV show
I was looking forward to reading this since it was the very first Sherlock Holmes story. I'm thinking of re-reading The Hound…, which I didn't like much, because I enjoyed quite a lot both The Adventures… and this book.
Moffat ends his introduction with "We love sweet reason and good friendships" and I have to say it's a great way to summarize how I feel about Sherlock Holmes stories. I'm drawn to Sherlock/Watson dynamics and loved to see how they were so different but worked so well together.
Even though I've read (and also saw it in the different adaptations) that Sherlock is so cruel and rude, he didn't come across like that IN THIS NOVEL to me at all. He was very sarcastic and full of himself but to me, he wasn't being a douche to anyone.
I have to say that I was very surprised by the second part of the novel. Although I was quite confused at first, I thought it was a completely new way to tell the culprit's story and I like it.