If you've read the books, you'll realize why the series is infinitely better than the movies.
Holmes is brilliant, and the brilliance is is stated aptly by Watson when he says Holmes would have been burned for being a witch (warlock?) in the middle ages.
The part where Holmes deduces exactly what Watson is thinking by observing the portraits that Watson stares at is just fantastic!!
I take my book out when I expect to wait. This is just perfect for those occasions. I got this 2 weeks ago and I raided the free classics on Kindle to find quite a few books I'd been wanting to read. I can read books at my own pace and switch books depending on my mood, wherever I am. The option to convert my existing pdfs to this format makes it just perfect!