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Captain Arthur Hastings Vs Dr. John H. Watson: Similarities and Differences

All the greats! thanks for that!

The Bibulous Bibliobiuli

Agatha Christie, who was greatly influenced by the works of Sir Arthur Conon Doyle, introduced one character called ‘Captain Arthur Hastings’ in her works in accordance with the model of Sherlock Holmes’s close associate Dr. John H. Watson. She even named this character as ‘Arthur’ after the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Christie depicted Hastings as a close friend of his famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Despite the fact that Hastings is present in almost all the short stories featuring Poirot, he appears as a character in only eight of the Poirot novels.

Captain Hastings of Agatha Christie is too similar to Dr. Watson of Sir Doyle. In fact, almost for point to point, these two characters are same. Read the following points and you will come to know what I am trying to say.

  • While Dr. Watson is a companion-chronicler of Sherlock Holmes, Captain Arthur Hastings is a companion-chronicler…

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So, what are you reading now…

I have a theory, it’s simple really.

If you’re a reader, then you’re a reader.  To the non reading community out there (do they actually exist?)  It comes as a surprise when you say you are reading, not one, not two, but usually three books at a time.  So, I wonder, how many books do other people keep on their night tables at a time.  For me, currently its….

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett.

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I started reading this over breakfast this morning, really enjoying it.  It’s a short book, written in the clipped tones of her majesty with a smattering of the common man thrown in.  Unlikely to last too many days I fear, an early night planned tonight so it could be finished by the morning.

In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward.

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One of my two reading principles of this year is to read at least twelve debuts and this is proving very enjoyable.  Note to self, must review this pretty soon! The other is to read twelve books published by small houses!  (And I’m doing quite nicely on that too, thank you!)

Finally, I’m re-reading;

How to Practise, The Way to a Meaningful Life,

by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Like I say, not my first time reading this, and it strikes me sometimes how far I have to go, but occasionally, as you go about the mundane daily stuff, words and intentions come back to you and maybe, just maybe some of the teachings will brush off.  I can only hope and keep trying!