01 March 2010

A bit disappointed

I finished Sherlock Holmes in America, edited by Martin H Greenberg, Jon L Lellenberg, and Daniel Stashower. I wasn't impressed. I've read plenty of "reimaginings", "recreations" and "continuations" of Sherlock Holmes. I've really enjoyed some of them; Caleb Carr's novel The Italian Secretary was very good. The stories in this one just seemed too patchwork. Most didn't have the right "voice" and several seemed to just be setups so that Holmes could meet famous Americans like Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Theodore Roosevelt. overall, it is a 3 from me. Maybe i'll go back to the source material soon; i've been craving Holmes since i saw the movie.

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