“Dad I have come across a lot of Sherlock Holmes stuff haven’t I”
He has. Maybe he gets it from me but he has always had a fascination with Holmes.
He used pocket money to pay for the Sherlock Holmes Costume from Amazon.
He has read his Hound of the Baskerville graphic novel I can’t think how many times. Having it read for him and now on his own with his reading pen.
He has listened to many of the great Detectives novels including A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Final Problem
He visited the staggering Reichenback Falls in Switzerland. Sherlock and arch evil villain Moriaty fell to their deaths here in ‘The Adventure of the Final Problem”
He has visited the Reichenback Falls local town – Meiringen. The town pays homage to Holmes and has a museum dedicated to the great detective. I will do a separate post about this one day.
He has seen several movies and TV shows, with so many different actors portraying Sherlock;
- Robert Downey Jr
- Benedict Cumberbatch
- Rupert Everett
- Christopher Lee
- Peter Cushing
- Jeremy Bret
- Basil Rathbone
Last night he asked to see the second Robert Downey Jr movie. Part way through our son calmly said
“I know he is a fictional character but I do think Holmes has Aspergers. Or acts like he does. It’s probably why I like him so much. Apart from the drugs I think I understand why he is like who he is”
I asked if that made me Dr Watson.
“Don’t be silly Dad. With your cooking you would have to be the evil Moriaty”