Thursday 26 April 2012


W is for ‘Watson’.
The dear man, who assisted Holmes like an assistant would, cared for him like a friend, and brought him cases like an agent. Dear Dr. Watson, who was forever overwhelmed, like us readers, by Holmes’ extraordinary powers of observation and deduction. ‘Elementary’ that wasn’t elementary at all. He even saved or almost saved Holmes a few times. But for him, we would never have heard of those brilliant tales. I’ll keep this post till here, it’s been a long day.

Holmes and Watson (Sidney Paget)

So far: Atticus, Beth, Cassius, Dumbledore, Estella, Francesca, Gandalf, Humbert, Ishmael, Jean-Baptiste, Kali, Long John Silver & Lisbeth, Miu, Nancy, Oliver, Piyali, Quentin, Rebecca, Scarlett, Tita, Ursula, Valhalla

I'm writing every day of April for the A-to-Z April Blogging Challenge 2012. I'm writing of characters of fiction that are immortal and touch hundreds of lives everyday...


JoJo said...

It's funny but i've never read a single Sherlock Holmes book or seen any of the movies, yet 'elementary my dear Watson' is so much a part of pop culture.

S. L. Hennessy said...

Love Watson in ever version, but particularly the Jude Law film.

Udita Banerjee said...

@J: Not a single? Well you must read The Hound of Baskervilles! Are you a Hercule Poirot person then?
@SL: I haven't seen the movie, must do methinks!

Wisewebwoman said...

I've always imagined Watson with a love "that dare not speak its name". If you read the books/see the movies in this light, old Sherlock will never appear the same.