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Friday, 23 May 2014

Word War 1

Hello reader,
Did you know it was Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday on 22nd? Well, since this month is in his honor, our very first 'Word War' is also dedicated to him.
If you remember, in one of our earlier posts I had mentioned how Arthur Conan Doyle would have considered himself a failure if he was alive now.So to start off our word war, here's my question:

Do you really think that Arthur Conan Doyle is a failure and that other detective fiction novels are better than the Holmes series?

In my opinion, Doyle was a very prolific writer. His other books are probably not so famous because Holmes completely overshadowed them but that doesn't mean they are not good.
As for Holmes itself, Doyle never took long to write them as he considered his other works much more important and even then the stories are so good.Imagine how awesome they would have been if he would have paid more attention to them!
What's your opinion in the matter? Do you disagree and think that other fictional detectives are much better than Holmes? Tell us in the comments below and Let the word war begin!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

The Lost World Review

Hello reader,
So, you might know that it's Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday next week.That's why, I would like to shine some light on one of his works 'The Lost World'.Here's a review:
'The Lost World' features one of Doyle's other popular character-Professor Challenger.He has just returned from a trip to South America and claims to proof of the existence of dinosaurs in the modern world.While most people consider this utter nonsense, one journalist (the narrator) decides to give him a chance to prove himself and he along with Professor Challenger and two other people set out on journey to the lost world.There they not only encounter dinosaurs but also other creatures (I'm not telling which, it'll spoil the suspense).
This book is a short read like the Holmes novels but is still action packed and wonderfully narrated-another masterpiece from Doyle.The characters are all different from one another and Challenger's arguments add a touch of humour to the book. Also, the well developed characters do a great job of showing certain sides of human nature. And if all that is not enough, you could also learn a thing or two about the prehistoric world from this book.
This book would be loved by fans of Jurassic Park ( did you know that one of it's titles was inspired by this book?)You could also read it if you just want to see some not-so heroic characters going on an epic adventure. So, I suggest, that you grab this book and start reading.
Till then, Read, Write and Relish

Friday, 2 May 2014

5 Awesome Sherlock Holmes Facts

Hello reader,
As announced earlier, this month is going to be dedicated to Arthur Conan Doyle.So it is only fair that we tell you some cool stuff about Sherlock Holmes.Most of you might be aware that he is a detective.But he is not just a detective, he is the world's only consulting detective.He is also the first fictional character to receive an honorary fellowship from the Royal Society of Chemistry.So here are some more facts which you probably did not know:

  1. He was originally going to be named Sherrinford!
  2. He holds a Guinness World Record for being 'the most portrayed literary human character in film and T.V.'
  3. The police force in UK has an information system called HOLMES 2
  4. Agatha Christie was influenced by the stories of Sherlock Holmes while writing the Hercule Poirot mysteries.
  5. There is a statue of Holmes in Edinburgh where Arthur Conan Doyle was born but no statue of the author himself!
While our previous facts show just how popular Holmes is here's something that shows that his popularity was definitely not liked by his creator. Doyle once said that,"If in a hundred years, I am known only as the man who invented Sherlock Holmes, then I would have considered my life a failure". Well, that's unfortunate, isn't it? But don't worry Sir Arthur, we consider you to be a very prolific writer!
What about you guys? Do you think that Doyle was just a one hit wonder or do you find his other works just as amazing?
Tell us in the comments below
Till the Read, Write and Relish!

The Adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Hello reader,
It has been a while since something new was posted (Really sorry for that).We know that you have been waiting for more fun so this month we would be celebrating the birthday of the person who created the most famous man that never was (Sherlock Holmes, that is). So if you haven't heard of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle yet, here's a brief:
Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859. He was a doctor by profession but soon began dedicating his time to writing and later became a full fledged writer.While Sherlock Holmes is his most famous work, it is not his only.He also wrote many historical novels,science fiction, plays, poetry etc.Not only that, he was also a very talented sportsman and also served as an honorary war correspondent.  
Seems like a pretty versatile person, huh?
Well, we will be acquainting you with more shades of his personality.
So, keep reading, writing and relishing