Catching Sherlock Sight

Sherlock Holmes

A terrible crime has just taken place and the police are baffled. Now if this was 1887 London, there would only be one man to call. He would be accompanied by his friend, partner and collegue, Dr John Watson and his name would be Sherlock Holmes.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle thought up this character almost 130 years ago and till today, films and TV series are being made about this eccentric character. While some of the adaptations have stayed true to the era in which he lived in (Sherlock Holmes the movies), other adaptations have brought the character to the modern day setting (Sherlock Holmes the series by BBC). You could even say some of today’s investigative dramas are based on the how Sherlock and Watson worked on criminal cases.

The one thing that I love about Sherlock is his keen sense of observation. The way he looks at people and he knows where they have been or what they have done. Sherlock was based on a real person, a professor from Sir Doyle’s University could go just that.

We communicate more than we think without even realizing, from the way we walk, dress and behave. Many people take this for granted. People today are buried in their phones or tablets, we sometimes don’t see what is right in front of us in the people around us.

Here are some of Sherlock and Watson’s adventures from our NTU Libraries Collection, maybe you too might catch Sherlock Sight as well.

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