Sep 14, 2009

New Annotated Sherlock Holmes

Spotted this very interesting looking book at the Landmark book store in Bangalore recently.

Many have read all the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, including the short stories as well as the novels. These have been published as hardcovers, paperbacks, anthologies, are available online, and more. So there is not much left to entice the customer to purchase another book on the famous detective's adventures, is there?
So what's a Sherlock Holmes fan to do?
Come out with an annotated edition. This is actually quite a thick tome, with loads of notes, descriptions, and photographs that help the reader get some sort of a geographical and historical bearing on the fictional events and places described in the book. The price of this hefty book is some Rs 1700, about the same as its price on Amazon.com.