Why Doyle murdered his Sherlock….

Arthur Conan Doyle created maybe the most iconic literary hero of all time, Sherlock Holmes who was modeled after one of Doyle’s university professors. Trouble was, Holmes annoyed the beejeebers out of the author. Doyle was tired of writing this character, the perfect mind, the hero who always saved the day in spectacular (if somewhat theatrical) fashion. “I think of slaying Holmes and winding him for good and all,” Doyle said and he did, killing him off in The Final Problem until fan outcry forced Doyle to resurrect him.

Did you ever feel conflicted about these cinematic/literary heroes? Harry Potter never gets to enjoy his young years while he’s battling the evils of the world. James Bond, while an accomplished spy issherlock a womanizer and probably a chauvanist. And let us not get started on a certain teen vampire duo  by the name of Bella and Edward, shall we?

So what hero of page or moving pictures tends to annoy you just a wee little bit? Do share. Comments get you entered in the December drawing for a signed book and iTunes gift card.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Spider Man! I’ve never really liked him at all… He annoys me like crazy!

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  2. Posted by Ben S. on December 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Jar Jar Binks from The Phantom Menace

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