The most obvious variation in books to any book reader is perhaps the difference in book themes and how these themes have been finely executed by book authors.
Sherlock Holmes is arguably one great example of such fine executions.
Sold to the reader by Sir Conan Doyle in short stories and novellas written in short chapters, Sherlock Holmes presents a form of ingenuity that may never cease to amaze the reader.
The progression from simple observation to complex deductions and analytical thinking put Holmes on the edge of 18th century fictional detectives.
Word has it that Sir Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes author solved a quite singular criminal case (popularly known as Scottish Dreyfus affair) among his trophies of solved criminal cases long after the case has been shelved by the official police.
In all of Holmes’ adventure as chronicled by Dr. Watson, none presents common place crime with a such genius on the part of the criminal as ‘The hound of Baskerville’ although this is a fact that can be argued. Whether we get a chilling, breath taking story depends in the pen behind the chronicle though. Dr. Watson, according to Holmes prefer to go for fantastical twist in the train of even while Holmes prefer analytical reasoning from cause to effect form of writing.
The characterization itself presents unmeasurable uniqueness as each character presence, to readers familiar with Sherlock Holmes, add an expected tinge to the story.
A work of similar nature but different composition is Dracula by Bram Stoker. Dracula follows analytics in the pursuit Of a more formidable supernatural enemy. Although assembled from newspaper stories, personal diaries and letters, it gives a fantastical romance to ‘crime solving’ and detection.