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review 2017-06-28 17:20
not bad, but not what i'm looking for
Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows - James Lovegrove

So... this book.

 

I'm not sure if my ambivalence towards Sherlock Holmes made this book better or worse than it would be otherwise.  There are some Holmes stories I greatly enjoy, others I don't care for.  In this story I found Holmes a bit annoying.

 

But what really bothered me was how early on the explicit statement that C'thulhu exists came up.  Part of the creeping horror of Lovecraftian horror is the uncovering of horrors.  to have them by and large so casually revealed is a bit of a let down.  Not even halfway through the book and that which man is not meant to know is already being called baldly by its name.

 

But it moves along at a brisk pace, and has some interesting elements, as well as a neat way of weaving itself into the body of work about Holmes.

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review 2017-05-27 11:10
His Last Bow (from The Complete Sherlock Holmes)
The Complete Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

A quick adventure that take place on the eve of World War I, His Last Bow is not a mystery at all, but something of a spy caper, as Sherlock Holmes brings down a German spy-master.  It's good because it's Holmes and as always he's the master, but it's bittersweet too as the reader knows both what is coming both for England and themselves, as this is one of the last stories we'll ever have.

 

 

I read this as part of the Memorial Day BookLikes-opoly donation to the jail library.  It was 10 pages in length, and although it has a war theme, it still only earns $1.00.

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text 2017-05-22 11:20
22nd May 2017
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.

 

Arthur Conan Doyle

 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (born May 22, 1859) created the observant and skeptical Sherlock Holmes, but later in life Doyle became interested in the supernatural. He had a falling out with Harry Houdini when he refused to believe that the magician's illusions were not real.

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text 2017-05-02 01:52
Reading progress update: I've read 16%.
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation - Brad Ricca

Still boring. 

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text 2017-04-29 09:08
Book Haul
Conan Doyle: Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes. - Andrew Lycett
The Penguin Book Of Etiquette: The Complete Australian Guide To Modern Manners - Marion Von Adlerstein
The Book of Killowen - Erin Hart
The Library of Shadows - Mikkel Birkegaard
I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks - Gina Sheridan
Blade Bound - Chloe Neill
Dangerous To Know - Renee Patrick
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

It's not all decomp and deodorisers here at la casa de la rata muerta; I hit up my local FOTL semi-annual book sale yesterday and came away with a few possible gems.

 

 

(Three of the above actually came this week in the mail; 2 new, 1 used.)

 

Conan Doyle: Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes. I know nothing about this biography and can only hope it's enjoyable.

  

The Penguin Book Of Etiquette: The Complete Australian Guide To Modern Manners This one is likely going to tell me it's rude to post gross disgusting stories about dead animals in your walls, but better late than never.

 

The Book of Killowen I was sucked in by the story about a book.  Of course.  Seems to be a mid-series entry, so hopefully it'll work as a stand-alone. 

 

The Library of Shadows I think I've heard about this one before - might have even looked at it in a bookshop, but again, it's about books so of course I bought it.

 

I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks 

 

Blade Bound The last in the Chicagoland series.  *sniffle*

 

Dangerous To Know The first one was excellent, I hope this one lives up to expectations.

 

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes I had a suspicion I already had a copy, but just in case... (of course I did).

 

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