Stories are but a reflection of the human mind. The fact deludes the reader into believing it for fiction. Quoting from his own words, there can be "nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact", and since "to a great mind, nothing is little", Sherlock Holmes ceases to be just a character in a series of books. At the same time he manages to become a part of the reader's being as he glides through the leaves full of his adventures, chapter after chapter, story after story and book after book; picking up evidences, piecing them together, and solving cases of murder and mystery with his intellect - as sharp as the tooth of time. Marvelling at his observant mind, clarity of thought and contradictory personality, which can be declared bizarre at times, the reader can just not stop himself from participating in each case Sherlock solves with his partner Dr. Watson in tow.