He likes Sherlock Holmes
"The Hound of the Baskervilles is my favorite book." (Page 88)
"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, like practicing maths, or reading a
book about the Apollo missions or great white sharks, I don't notice anything else and Father can be
calling me to come and eat my supper and I won't hear him." (page 92)