Why is Sherlock Holmes still popular today? what is it about his character that interests readers? and what about the language the author uses?

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Aside from his lightning-quick deductive technique, his vast knowledge of ephemera and his astounding ability for disguise, Holmes is also compelling because of his ‘dark side’.

He is an opium addict, has traits of the manic depressive and is cruelly frank. He is arrogant, efficient and a genius. He is, overall, a fascinating, complex character with as many vices as virtues.

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From his powers of observation, to his expert-like knowledge of a diverse range of subjects, to his masterful art of disguise, to his somewhat surprising physical strength for a man of his...

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