A Book of All Times
——Thoughts given by Sherlock Holmes and the Duke’s Son
Written in the first chapter of the book Pride and Prejudice is an extraordinary sentence of which even a person who has had only a brief look upon the book will not fail to receive a deep impression-It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. In terms of Sherlock Holmes, we’d better alter the sentence into “It is a fact universally accepted by readers throughout the world that an excellent book in possession of our famous detective Sherlock Holmes is undoubtedly a masterpiece of all times.” Perhaps this is one of the most obvious explanations for the unrivaled popularity of “Holmes series” in the field of detective stories. Overwhelmed by the recommendations provided by my friends, I decided to take a look on this Sherlock Holmes and the Duke’s Son originally published by Oxford University Press.
As a whole, this book is about a case concerning the Duke’s missing son. Arthur, the Duke’s son, was found out in a certain morning to have disappeared, accompanied with which was also the disappearance of the German teacher. The school master Dr. Huxtable then turned to the famous detective of the time Sherlock Holmes for help. Realizing how tough and important the case is, Holmes immediately made up his mind to accept the case and followed Dr. Huxtable back to Mackleton by train. Having formed a rough idea about the whole matter, Holmes probed into the case immediately and had a careful investigation of the entire area shortly after the arrival, ring the process of which he discovered the body of the German teacher Heidegger. Finally, primarily e to his prominent ability as a detective, he managed to unravel the mystery and obtained the twelve thousand pounds promised by the Duke.
Having once started reading this fiction, I was completely immersed in the mysterious story presented by the book. As the saying goes, “Well begun, half done”. At the beginning of the story, just like many other detective stories, the author gives us a brief description of the condition by the words of a client. However, unlike other ones, this story first delineates the client’s strange behavior at length to indicate the severity of the incident in order to attract the readers to continue reading it. As is known to all, vivid depiction is essential to detective stories since it can help the readers understand each figure’s characteristics and visualize the scenes, thus making the story more authentic and attractive. Therefore, trying to present a “real world” to his readership, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the original “Holmes series”, has skillfully arranged the plots of the whole story from the perspective of Dr. Watson, a character not so specialized in discovering the truth hidden behind the enigmatic happenings as Holmes but so loyal to Sherlock Homes as a friend that he always accompanies Holmes wherever he goes. In this way, he elaborately depicted every scene and character in the book, Apart from the special start, the ending of the whole story, being dramatic but reasonable, is certainly an outstanding one. After all, except the author himself, who knows that the Duke’s seemingly ordinary secretary is in fact the Duke’s bastard? In addition, who knows that the Duke actually has already been acquainted with the whole thing before Holmes solves this complicated problem? Yet, surprising as it is, this ending seems so natural that it fits all the plots of the story perfectly well. While enjoying this wonderful story, I could do nothing but admire the wonderful design of this masterpiece as well as the author’s gorgeous writing skill. Closing my eyes, I can even “see” the story happening just like watching a film. Not until then did I understand why the Japanese cartoon film Detective Conan used this “Conan” as the name of its hero.
As far as I am concerned, nothing is more admirable and surprising in the hero Sherlock Homes than his profound knowledge which has certainly assisted him a lot when he was studying the case. Take the bicycle tyres for instance, Holmes actually is capable of recognizing 42 different varieties of bicycle tyres. What’s more, according to his other stories, Holmes has studied different kinds of newspapers, cigarettes, people’s footprints and other special things as well. Therefore, he seems to have the mastery of anything relevant to the cases he deals with. Except for his illimitable knowledge, Holmes also specializes in arranging the facts in order and then finding the fact leading him to a GREat discovery or even the truth itself. From his speaking “Every mystery has an answer”, we can readily shape the impression of a man with great intelligence and inflexible will. In this case, after getting rid of unrelated facts, Sherlock Homes eventually grasped the clue and discovered the amazing fact.
Needless to say, as a world-renowned masterpiece, Sherlock Holmes and the Duke’s Son has attracted and is still charming numerous readers from all corners of the world and people from all walks of life. The “Holmes series” has already set up a standard against which all the following detective fictions are measured. Sherlock Holmes, beyond all doubt, has become a name firmly rooted in people’s memories. Although Dr. Watson’s closing The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes in 1927 was a GREat pity to the readers, the discontinuance of the entire “Holmes series” may have actually added to the legendary stature of Sherlock Holmes.
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Tom Sawyer and his best friend, Huck Finn, tell stories, fish, and pretend to be pirates along the banks of the Mississippi River. Then they become real-life witnesses to a terrible crime! Whether Tom is running away from villains, treasure hunting, or showing off for Becky Thatcher, it's one thrilling escapade after another.
（好词好句好短语 ）gradient humor dier shut quotar secret dear honey golf cup
1 saturday morning came and, i like all saturdays,it was bright and sunny. perfect for going out to play.
2 "i cried,i have cried,that already was the routine matter.that afrerward?"
3 "to think well,tom! the wind indeed blew out any thing said.
4 "are being many,but the present recorded has been not greatly clear"
5 "no error!oh,oh! then say:tom!"
shut up! oh my god! yes sir! that is ok! i think so!
（感受）i feel tom is very brave and very clever ,i like him very well.
name of the book:Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Auther: Matthew Quick
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Synopsis（简介）100字：Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol.
But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart-obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as the hours tick by and the moment of truth approaches.
Comments / feelings 80字
Leonard’ story is truly heart breaking. So many people in his life have failed him, and that’s pushed him to a point where he doesn’t even want to be alive anymore. Throughout the story, which takes place over a little over a day, we learn what got Leonard to his dark place and we watch him struggle to hold on to life. We meet the few people that are there for Leonard, though he doesn’t realize it himself until much later. I found myself wanting to save Leonard over and over and just give him the biggest hug and tell him everything would be ok because that’s what he really needed. Honestly, even though Leonard is really messed up, I found him to be quirky and I liked that. I liked that he wasn’t like everyone else. That he wanted more for his life and others than most people want.
The title : Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The author : Jeff Kinney
Publisher : Omnibook Publishers Co.
The no. of pages : 350
The book is about : The boy who called Gregory had a worst summer. His mother asked him to read novel but he didn't like. His father bought a dog but it always gave him some troubles. His older brother fooled with him and these made him felt unhappy. His friend - Rowley went to a club with him. After that, they owe a little money and they should go to work to get this money. But their friendship was getting worse and worse.
My favourite character : Gregory's mother
It is because : She cares with her children and husband very much. She is also full of mother love.
I like this book because: From the story, I can learn something that when we do anything, we should use our effort. In addition, our friendship is more important than anything that we can't use money to buy it.