Review: How to Think Like Sherlock by Daniel Smith

16155330Publication Date: 2012

Synopsis:
Breaking down some of Sherlock Holmes’ most notable deduction techniques, even you can gain skills like the famous fictional detective.

Using exercises within the book, you can practice honing your skills to match that of Sherlock Holmes. Even the most boring things will soon be crucial pieces of information.

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Date Read: January 22, 2018

Thoughts:
I got this as a birthday present quite some time ago. I can’t even remember if it was my 16th or 17th birthday. One of my best friends at the time gave it to me because she knew of my love for BBC’s Sherlock.

There was a part of me that knew this wasn’t going to be the best book because I had already figured out a lot of how Sherlock honed his deductive skills. But, since it was a gift and I hadn’t read it for years, I knew that I would have to read it at some point. Once I realized how big the font was, it made sense to just get it over with.

I don’t know what I was expecting out of the book, but I was disappointed. Like I said in the previous paragraph, I was already pretty familiar with how Sherlock uses his deductive skills, so reading this didn’t really teach me anything. I did think that finally learning Morse code might be useful, but other than that, I was bored while reading the book.

I think that the author had good intentions, and the book would be good for someone who wasn’t super into Sherlock. Anyone who has seen the series more than once will have picked up on most of the stuff talked about in this book. But people who are casual fans might find this more useful.

Character(s):
Hah. There are no characters in this.

Overall:
3 stars. It was okay, but I don’t really think it’s worth your time if you’re anything more than a casual fan of Sherlock.

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