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Thursday, May 19, 2005

The game's afoot

What do they know of cricket, who only cricket know?

Taking a leaf from CLR James, this blog intends occasionally -- even frequently -- to throw up off the cricket ball topics. As in this article below, on the detective whose tales were part of my early introduction to novels, reading, and all that followed.

What Makes Him the Supersleuth?, is the title of a New York Times piece on Sherlock Holmes, the subject of a spate of recent books who has, perhaps, enjoyed what must surely be the most extensive afterlife of any character in fiction.

A tangential question -- which of the traditional sleuths(The Saint, Holmes, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Inspector Maigret...) gave you the most joy? Why?


  • May be the Holmes. He had this air of supremacy which was quite tongue-in-cheek, but still lovable!

    By Blogger Manish, at 05:58  

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