5075Re: SHSI Re: Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot!
- May 7, 2016
On Sat, May 07 2016, Binand Sethumadhavan binand@... [SherlockHolmesSocietyofIndia] wrote:
> As for the popularity question - it is not in doubt that Holmes is
> incredibly popular. I think the primary reason for that is the
> "adventure" nature of the Holmes canon as opposed to the "detection"
> nature of the Poirot canon. I started reading both of them at around
> the same time - and while Holmes quickly became some sort of role
> model or fantasy hero, Poirot was just a character in a book.
This is a very interesting point. My feelings for Holmes have turned
somewhat lukewarm as I grew older and I found Thorndyke more
fascinating. The reason, I think, is the change from adventure to
detection. If Poirot falls into the latter category, I think it's time I
revisited his canon.
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