Comments: 4
Familiar Diversions 4 years ago
I had a similar experience with Father Brown. I only read one collection of stories and decided he was not for me after some of the stuff with the atheist (who I had hoped would be a recurring character, to balance out Father Brown) and the part where he declared that Turkish things were inherently evil. Also, he kind of creeped me out a bit.
Darth Pedant 4 years ago
Yep. It almost felt like a bait and switch. In that first story he was just a clever, quirky priest who knew all the tricks criminals used because he'd heard all sorts of things in confessionals over the years, and he had some unorthodox methods for countering them. After that, he basically just turned into a weird all-seeing crime oracle. And then there was that super cringey voodoo story and the whole "Asians are bad because their art is the wrong shape" thing, and yeah. There were a few good stories in there, but I should have stopped at the first one and gone back to the TV series. Heh.
Familiar Diversions 4 years ago
So the TV series is better? I had been avoiding it because of the one short story collection I read.
Darth Pedant 4 years ago
It's only loosely based on the stories, and in my opinion it is heaps better. It goes a cozy mystery route, more like a period Midsomer Murders.