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heelspider117 karma

Do you think Poe deserves more credit for Sherlock Holmes than what he's given?

heelspider16 karma

My largely ignorant perspective is that I was always told Poe created the detective story, but when I read Rue Morgue I was blown away by how much the protagonist resembled Holmes (or vice versa, technically.) I guess I felt like having the guy who could identify everything about a person just by examining them was a little closer to Holmes than merely sharing a genre.

heelspider8 karma

I'm not judgmental of Doyle so much as I'm fascinated that this guy who has written the most horrifying stories I've ever read also happened to lay down the skeleton for this giant franchise of books, TV shows and movies.

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An idea why so many scammers are from Nigeria specifically?