Throughout the book, Sherlock Holmes stands for Christopher’s personal values of logic and mental detachment. Christopher admires Holmes because he uses logic to solve mysteries and never gives in to the temptation of supernatural explanations for odd happenings. Christopher tries to copy Holmes’s methods as he attempts to solve the mystery of Wellington’s death. Furthermore, Holmes represents Christopher’s ability to succeed in life. Holmes is an odd character who does not interact with the world in a particularly conventional manner. His internal world and detachment from society allow him to regard the external world in a way that other don’t see it, a way that allows him to notice what others don’t. Christopher sees in Holmes a validation that his own values are worthwhile, even if other people don’t understand how his mind works.
Sherlock Holmes Quotes in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
I also like The Hound of the Baskervilles because I like Sherlock Holmes and I think that if I were a proper detective he is the kind of detective I would be. He is very intelligent and he solves the mystery and he says
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.
But he notices them, like I do. Also it says in the book
Sherlock Holmes had, in a very remarkable degree, the power of detaching his mind at will.
And this is like me, too, because if I get really interested in something... I don’t notice anything else...
Also Sherlock Holmes doesn’t believe in the supernatural, which is God and fairy tales and Hounds of Hell and curses, which are stupid things.