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Currently reading

Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
The Hound of the Baskervilles -  Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Perry Perhaps the most well-known of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles was weaker than I expected. Doyle's fascination with the spiritual and the fantastical is clearly at work here; however, unlike in stories like A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear where the spiritualism is dramatic and real, The Hound of the Baskervilles feels like an awkward fantasy/detective fan fiction. Sherlock Holmes is as dashing as ever, but the plot drags and the ending is all too evident (and overrated).

A Study in Scarlet is still the best Sherlock Holmes mystery, so I recommend you start with it. Move on to Baskervilles if you're dying to see Holmes in action again.