Series: Sherlock Holmes

I'm done! Thankfully, my e-book reader was on the fritz when it told me this one was twice as long; it wasn't. This one did have the interesting feature that two of the stories were "written" by Sherlock himself. He talked about how thankful he is to have Watson with him, more or less as someone to whom his "simple methods" seem wildly fascinating which seems to inspire him. I'm not quite sure how to take it. Though, in one adventure, Watson gets shot and Holmes shows genuine concern about him. But when Watson says, "it's just a scratch," Holmes agrees and that's that.
Another example of Holmes' superiority complex: after someone explains some facts to him which he hadn't known, he responds: "'Precisely,' said Holmes coldly. It was one of the peculiarities of his proud, self-contained nature that though he docketed any fresh information very quietly and accurately in his brain, he seldom made any acknowledgment to the giver."
I liked the stories from Holmes' perspective better than the last story the book ended with.