" After reading the first Sherlock Holmes story, I honestly cannot believe that he ever became a household name. The parts of the story that are narrated by Watson are charming, but the (much longer) middle section is TERRIBLE. It reads like one of those ridiculous "riddles" where a man eats rare bird and promptly kills himself, and you have to ask questions to determine that years ago the man was stranded on a desert island with his wife, who died, and another companion who fed him rare bird, only now that the man has eaten that rare bird he knows that what he ate on the island must have been HIS WIFE. Truly, it's terrible. "
— Annika, 2/19/2014