The Reasons Behind the Popularity of Conan Doyle's Crime Stories Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was best known as the creator of perhaps the most famous and successful fictional stories. I think that Conan Doyle's crime stories were among the most popular, and they still are to the present day. The story that Conan Doyle wrote was amazingly powerful and hooked the reader in a way that I thought was fantastic. When Conan Doyle was writing his stories, there was near enough always a scene of weirdness and mysterious tension being built up in the background. This was one of the best techniques Conan Doyle had in his style of writing, because by doing this he made the reader want to read on and so successfully hooks the reader to the story.
Capote got a lot of criticism for the book, because of him bending the truth, putting in scenes that never happened and his ways of gathering information, but people still saw the talent that went into creating the non-fiction novel. Truman Capote will forever be recognized for this novel and the contribution he made to literacy. In this essay we will be discussing the strengths and weaknesses of In Cold Blood when it delivers facts and the credibility of the work. We will also be discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the novel when Capote bends reality and ad some parts of fiction. Capote never intended for In Cold Blood to be a documentary of the multiple murder that happened in the small town of Holcomb.
Capote pictured the case as the perfect subject for his upcoming project, which he specified as a long-form work of nonfiction. Capote was accompanied by his childhood friend and author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee. Lee, familiar with small-town life, gained the trust of Holcomb’s citizens faster than Capote ever could have, whose bombastic and flowery demeanor set him apart at the time of murders. Despite Capote’s difficulty to mesh, the book was nonetheless an immediate sensation. There are several reasons why In Cold Blood was successful.
Before they even pick up a pen, novelists are given a task of giving their book a point. Their audience are often searching for something specific when they pick up a novel: supernatural elements, a romance, or other elements. Having something “different” in a world of the same story being told over and over helps, but what makes a novel successful is how relatable a novel is to the masses. A theme is unable to be expressed unless the audience is able to associate themselves with the characters and situations that the author sets the story up with. One such author is Stephen King, whose real experiences and overwhelming amount of brand-tagging gives him credibility in his writing, making him one of the most popular modern writers of the past few decades.
Another style used that I loved was how many quotes that Ellis used. I loved reading these quotes to get into the characters minds and seeing how Ellis interpreted Hamilton and Burr, such as, “Burr had nothing to gain and everything to lose.” This phrasing has been used throughout many books and story and is so powerful. Even though Burr thought killing Hamilton would help him replace Hamilton, he didn't. The uses of the authors diction and usage of quotes helped the story move along and increase in
I chose to explore the novel, “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka in more depth because I found this novel to be unusually appealing to me. Since we have read a good variety of pieces from a variety of talented authors, it was a hard choice deciding which novel I wanted to write about. The reason why I settled with Metamorphosis is because it is nothing like you’d expect after reading it judging by the title. I also respect the amount of creativity Franz Kafka put into it. Another reason why I chose this novel is because I feel I have faced a time where I’ve gone through a transition in my life which caused a big transformation.
Why Ask Why? The most important part of any type of book or story is that it be interesting. This proves to be particularly important in detective fiction as well. What could be more interesting than having a crime committed in front of you, given all (or most) of the details and still not be able to figure it out? This is exactly how detective fiction authors draw people into these stories and books.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a man of genius intellect with impeccable writing abilities. He was an absolutely mundane medical doctor until a passion for writing and adventure overtook him. Doyle is most noted for being the author of the four novels and fifty-six short stories of Sherlock Holmes (Geherin 295). He despised writing these detective stories, but wrote them anyway to earn his income and appease his fans. Doyle made writing these stories bearable by making a relatable narrator for the character that he based off his old medical school teacher and using his writing to persuade British citizens that their sense of imperialism was foolish and was tainting their country.
Before they even pick up a pen, novelists are given a task of giving their book a point. Book readers are often searching for something specific when they pick up a novel: supernatural elements, a romance, or anything else. Having something “different” in a world of the same story being told over and over again helps, but what makes a novel successful is how relatable a novel is to the readers. A theme is unable to be told unless the reader is able to associate themselves with the characters and situations that the author is almost required to set the story up with. One such author is Stephen King, whose real experiences and overwhelming amount of brand-tagging gives him credibility in his writing, making him one of the most popular modern writers of the past few decades.
When introducing characters, Crispin gives us a complete description while still continuing with the storyline. Crispin also gives us a great sense of setting by telling us of the time and place in a very subtle way. We are able to picture the setting without even knowing that he told it to us. The most surprising thing to notice is the way Crispin builds up his murder mystery. We are given small clues throughout the story but do not know they are there until we reread the book.