Good books always beat a movie version, no matter how good the movie is. Sherlock Holmes is a classic, enjoyable to read and if you like a puzzle, you can try to solve the cases as you read. Easy to read stories, which shows Holmes ‘warts and all’ and as he is meant to be. Also very interesting reading in regards to the history of the time. This is one of the Penguin series that is a must have. And no, Holmes never said ‘Elementary my dear Watson’, this was invented by the very early movies.