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Le was pretty good and the book was well organised chronologically However by recurring to constant themes throughtout the book as they reoccurred within Conan Doyle s life Booth repeated and sometimes even contradicted himself I was also irritated by refusal to
Make Assessments Booth Would Not Speculate Whether assessments Booth would not speculate whether not and Conan Doyle s mother had an affair for example claiming the age difference made it impossible Seriously if you are going to write this book be prepared to have opinions on it I was further irritated by the fact that in a later chapter Booth came back and said that yes an affair was likely said that yes an affair was likely never shared what changed his mind with s A good book but not one I can recommend or say that I will read again This is free to a good home if anyone wants it please let me know Arguably the best biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle yet written Also has a lot of information about Sherlock Holmes A most enjoyable book about the surprisingly likable Sir Arthur Conan Doyle indeed he is proba. Of the great detective Sherlock Holmes Doyle was however much as Booth shows s in this intriguing study of a man who thrived on the times in which he lived While Holmes fan. Interesting reading the biography of the man
who created one of my favorite characters Sherlock Holmes was good A little dry in places created one of my favorite characters Sherlock it was good A little dry in places that could be cause I could care less about his niversity experience and military service and was interested about how he wrote Holmes I don t really know what to say about a biography It was interesting and told about Conan Doyle I found it interesting This book taught me a lot that I didn t know about Conan Doyle s public and private life but ltimately although interesting I just found it irritating Booth doesn t nderstand the Victorian mindset at all and was constantly being surprised at decisions or actions of Conan Doyle and his family that were only natural given their time I also found his constant need to excuse Conan Doyle of anti feminist and racist stereotypes absurd surely we are capable of seeing the man in the context of his own time without constant apologies Actually I found this book pretty insulting to both Conan Doyle and to Booth s readers Sty. This entertaining smart biography of Arthur Conan Doyle presents a modern day interpretation of the man who contrary to his best efforts will always be known as the creator. Bly likable here than he would be portrayed now since the family archives were opened following the death of his final daughter shortly after this book was published Doyle had met the woman was to be his second wife while his first wife was enduring decade plus battle with TB Doyle waited ntil her death to begin relationship with wife number two but he certainly saw her beforehand as well although the precise the relationship open to speculationDoyle reminds one of Teddy Roosevelt in the context of his times forward thinking and full of energy They were of the same generation very close in although Doyle family lived on the brink of impoverishment His experience in the Boer War serves to have taught him the opposite lesson that Roosevelt learned in CubaIn other ways he was a man of his times he seems to have held a particularly dim view of Native Americans for some reason And his rejection of his native hidebound Catholicism is ndermined by his subseuent embrace of spiritualism. S will be captivated by the various tidbits that offer insight into their hero's creation; others will be fascinated by this living embodiment of the Victorian masculine ide.