The Inspiration Behind the Character of Sherlock Holmes

The Inspiration Behind the Character of Sherlock Holmes

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see the word “detective”? Let me take a wild guess. It’s Sherlock Holmes, am I right? You could say my deduction skills are on par with Holmes himself! But honestly, Holmes is such a famous character that his name has become synonymous deduction and detection.   The British cultural icon is over 130 years-old now. The character has so widely portrayed that his legacy has been immortalized and today, I want to take a look at the inspiration behind the character.    Holmes is without doubt the most significant detective in literature, however, he was not …

Here’s What to Read if You Love Mythology

Here’s What to Read if You Love Mythology

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We’ve all heard mythological tales of monsters and guardians, good versus evil and so on from our parents and grandparents, regardless of what culture we grew up in.  Stories of gods, angels, and other worlds are commonplace. Mythological worlds act as a strong base for memorable fictional worlds created by authors.   Modern mythological fiction provides an unseen, complex, deep and often dark sides of these mythological worlds.    Here are what I believe to be some of the best, most engrossing works of mythological fiction.   1. The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan    Image Via How to Read Me   Ordinary boy …

Could We End Up With 2 Different Endings for ‘Game of Thrones’?

Could We End Up With 2 Different Endings for ‘Game of Thrones’?

George R. R. Martin seems to exceed our expectations more often than we expect- expectations to kill our favorite characters? Exceeded. Expectations regarding how many books he could possibly sell? Exceeded. Number of fans? Massively exceeded. So what do we expect regarding the release of The Winds of Winter?   It’s been seven years since A Dance with Dragons came out, the same year the first season of Game of Thrones was released.   The Winds of Winter was originally supposed to be released to coincide with the TV show’s sixth season which came out in 2016. But it didn’t happen. Yet another report …

Bright Days After Long Nights: How 4 Authors Reached Overnight Success

Bright Days After Long Nights: How 4 Authors Reached Overnight Success

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We’ve often heard about our favourite authors’ overnight success with their debut novel. But what we often forget to mention while reciting their tales of success are the years hard work and dedication needed to achieve the success that appears to come overnight. In so many cases, years, if not decades, of effort and hard work led up to overnight success for the most famous authors out there.    These authors are an inspiration to those struggling to get their break, and to aspiring authors who have forgotten that after every night, a day rises. The longer and darker the night, the brighter …

Here’s Why This Shakespeare Play Was Excluded From the First Folio

Here’s Why This Shakespeare Play Was Excluded From the First Folio

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Shakespeare. We’re all pretty familiar with him and of course his famous plays like Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet or The Merchant of Venice. But I bet you haven’t heard much about Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Shakespeare’s hidden gem.   This may be because there is speculation surrounding who actually wrote the play.    It is [SPOILER ALERT] a most extraordinary tale. The young ruler of Tyre, Prince Pericles, is forced to flee the city. He sails to Tarsus, a city beset by famine. The kind Prince helps the governor and brings an end to the famine before setting sail again. …