If you are unfamiliar with the storyline of Arthur Conan Doyle's original book Sherlock Holmes than here's a quick summary: there are two main characters Dr. Watson a medical doctor from the army, and Sherlock Holmes, a private detective of sorts whose keen sense of observation and quick analysis of crime scenes gives him superhuman deduction capabilities. Together the pair visit crime scenes and aid or rather take over Inspector Lestraude's criminal cases in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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However, despite Konnikova's perhaps over dramatic response to Sherlock's characterization I am very intrigued by a recent book she wrote titled, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes in which she analyzes Doyle's Sherlock and how the average person's thoughts compare to his deduction skills. Considering the conflicting views posted by reviewers I simply cannot wait to pick up this book and share my thoughts with you!