Modern Articles on Sherlock Holmes
“Do You Think like Sherlock Holmes?” is an article by Maria Konnikova regarding the process in which the character Sherlock Holmes thinks and how beneficial his process would be for us in the modern day. In her book, Mastermind: How to Think like Sherlock Holmes, she discusses what the detective can teach us about observation, attention, and happiness. She claims that having the ability to both see and observe as Sherlock Holmes does leads to mindfulness. “Selective looking” or “inattentive blindness” as opposed to mindfulness can lead to focusing on one minute detail instead of the big picture, causing depressive emotions, but mindfulness can cause a happier lifestyle. This mindset is very appealing to the 21st century population, and therefore studying Sherlock Holmes has become more popular.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum in London, England further proves the modern day obsession with Sherlock Holmes. It is located at 221 Baker Street, the address of the famed detective. The interior of the building has been decorated and maintained to look exactly like it is described in the published stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Anyone interested in the stories can go and visit and be sent back in time to when Holmes would have lived; perfect for any obsessed fans.
Kareem Abdul Jabbar, the famous NBA superstar, is to publish a novel that is somewhat of a prequel about Sherlock Holmes’ brother, Mycroft. He is known to having had a life-long fascination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories and was impacted so much that he has chosen to write his first novel connected to Doyle’s world. This is only a single example of the impact that Sherlock Holmes has had on the people of our time. There are so many other pieces of fan-fiction and other spin-off novels, tv shows, movies, and even video games that have been made in the modern day that assist in proving the obsession we have with Holmes’ stories.