As a quick follow-up to my previous post, the Sherlock Holmes collection I recently acquired on Kindle is now ranked at #4 among Kindle top sellers, and is priced at the whopping cost of free (I either got it for free or for something like the 80 cents I seem to remember I paid for it). It's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and it's a great place to start your acquaintance with the original Holmes stories. The average customer rating for this offering currently stands at four-and-a-half stars, if you're curious.
Incidentally, the movie Sherlock Holmes made a whopping $65,000,000-plus this past weekend (its opening weekend), so it seems that there's no tiring of this particular character more than a hundred years after his creation. If not for the juggernaut that is Avatar, the new Holmes film would have clearly been the #1 film this weekend at the U.S. and Canadian box office, and not a close #2. But that's okay: the film did achieve the all-time Christmas day record with $29,000,000 and change in earnings.