Previous week the world celebrated the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a world-famous author who is best known for creating the legendary characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. We have all read at least one book about Sherlock, seen at least one movie, or even became fans of numerous TV series. However, Conan Doyle was not only an extraordinary writer of mystery novels, he was also capable of creating great historical and adventure books, two of which we are glad to present in this week's review.

The summer is just a week away, and it is understandable that sunny beaches, pleasant walks in a park, or a barbecue with friend could be more alluring than reading at home. But we are certain that our most avid readers will find time to enjoy the books that we recommend this week, while bathing in the pleasant rays of the sun or flying to some beautiful tourist destination. These books will be a wonderful accompaniment for your holidays.  

We often admire people with extraordinary gifts, those whom society often deems geniuses for their contributions to the progress of mankind. Among such path-finding minds are Nicola Tesla, Albert Einstein, and Mozart. However, there have also been geniuses who did not have the best interests of humanity in mind. In other words, they were dark personalities with tragic endings to their lives. The books which we have selected for you this week serve to remind us that great knowledge is not always put to a good use, and could be more of a curse than a blessing.

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