5058Re: SHSI Re:: Re: Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot!
- Apr 29, 2016We usually hear references to "Agatha Christie" and "Sherlock Holmes" - and there lies the difference. A human writer and a character outside the confines of reality.Besides, Poirot is a genial, avuncular character ("Papa Poirot" as he sometimes calls himself) while Sherlock grows with us - the attraction of youth should not be underestimated. Agatha Christie has better plots, well-constructed characters and proper whodunits. She understands people. We like Poirot (or Miss Marple) but we'll never be in love with either.Sherlock, on the other hand, (often almost instantly) captures the hearts of a certain type of people - and this is probably why Sherlockians, regardless of race, location, language etc, tend to get along pretty well generally. He's attractive and addictive and overshadows his creator. We love him because he's perfectly situated on that fine line between human and superhuman. He is a hero who doesn't fit in. The character is more important than the plots/stories; they're not whodunits, they're adventures!!Well, that's what I think...CheersJayOn Fri, 29 Apr, 2016 at 11:44 am, sumalsn<no_reply@...> wrote:
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