Today, 22nd of May, happens to be 149th Birth Anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - the master creator of the most famous fictional character - Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes has had the single greatest influence on me - got me inspired me into reading, thinking on obscure lines, connecting the dots. Most importantly, he taught me the art/science of deduction. Each one of the stories got my mind racing, wanting to read as fast as possible, try and put the pieces together and decipher the story before the ending has been described. Me being me, could not always decipher the end - sometimes getting it wrong, sometimes inconclusive and sometimes even the right answers. Or maybe just plain lucky. The man after all, through a series of 4 novels and 56 short stories, had never been beaten. Not for nothing is he the most famous fictional character of all times and 221 Baker Street once was the most famous address in the world (it is a fictional address). I was so fascinated by the man once that I got myself a violin, just to impersonate him.
The creator of such a wonderful series and an impossible character has to be great man himself. No amount of praises can be suffice for the pleasure and the rush of pulse that we experienced through each and every of your works.
Thank You. Thank You so very much. Thank You Sir, for changing my life...