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PostSubject: variations on Holmes   Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:40 pm

For all Sherlock fans, just finished Laurie King's " The Language of Bees", latest in series of Mary Russell mysteries. All are higly recommended. Half way thru Caleb Carr's " The Italian Secretary"another take on Holmes Mystique.
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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:26 pm

I've read all of her Mary Russell stories except Language of the Bees.

Will have to look for it.
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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:37 pm

i thought king did a good job with mr. holmes.
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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:49 pm

hunter1127 wrote:
For all Sherlock fans, just finished Laurie King's " The Language of Bees", latest in series of Mary Russell mysteries. All are higly recommended. Half way thru Caleb Carr's " The Italian Secretary"another take on Holmes Mystique.

Let us know what you think of Caleb Carr's book. I had a little trouble picturing the scenes in my mind. I really liked The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness however.

Also in that line of writing you might try The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox.
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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:55 pm

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Let us know what you think of Caleb Carr's book. I had a little trouble picturing the scenes in my mind. I really liked The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness however.

Also in that line of writing you might try The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox.

i'm a big fan of caleb carr. didn't know he did a holmes. will have to check it out! afro fo sho! afro

(that's "certainly i will" in white people talk.)
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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:41 pm

bruins wrote:
Falconer wrote:


Let us know what you think of Caleb Carr's book. I had a little trouble picturing the scenes in my mind. I really liked The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness however.

Also in that line of writing you might try The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox.

i'm a big fan of caleb carr. didn't know he did a holmes. will have to check it out! afro fo sho! afro

(that's "certainly i will" in white people talk.)

No, white people say "I certainly will". Bruins Ruins everything, but he's still my Holmey! study
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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:35 pm

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No, white people say "I certainly will". Bruins Ruins everything, but he's still my Holmey! study

i was just looking for a reason to use fat albert's side kick, yo. still waiting for the proper time to use this guy: flower but now is not that time... (i wish falconer rhymed with something scratch besides maybe a fella who mixes chemicals. you know, an alchemer.)
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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:36 pm

[quote="bruins"]
Falconer wrote:
bruins wrote:


No, white people say "I certainly will". Bruins Ruins everything, but he's still my Holmey! study

i was just looking for a reason to use fat albert's side kick, yo. still waiting for the proper time to use this guy: flower but now is not that time... (i wish falconer rhymed with something scratch besides maybe a fella who mixes chemicals. you know, an alchemer.)

That was elementary my dear Yutzson. but your mind is a brew'n Bruins!
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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:02 am

I have never read a non-cannonical Holmes Story, always been afraid they will not live up to the name and I would be disappointed but if you gentlemen say it is worth a read I will have to get it I think.
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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:29 am

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I have never read a non-cannonical Holmes Story, always been afraid they will not live up to the name and I would be disappointed but if you gentlemen say it is worth a read I will have to get it I think.

I'll say this..it isn't Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but it is Sherlock Holmes. Does that make sense? Many have captured Holmes' social facade and trubute to clever deduction but not his persona. I think that's because Doyle was living it in his mind and as a doctor was able to give another perspective that some others come short of.
That's Just my opinion. I read a book titled "The rivals of Shelock Holmes" back in 1979 and struggled with it. Most of these stories were written between the time Holmes was written of as dead and his return in the Hound of the Baskervilles. The Strand tried to fill the gap Doyle left for about 7 years. Today I think the same way even though there are some new innovations by new authors. I can't help feeling they are trying to fill in for Doyle.

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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:04 am

Falconer wrote:
St Fiacre wrote:
I have never read a non-cannonical Holmes Story, always been afraid they will not live up to the name and I would be disappointed but if you gentlemen say it is worth a read I will have to get it I think.

I'll say this..it isn't Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but it is Sherlock Holmes. Does that make sense? Many have captured Holmes' social facade and trubute to clever deduction but not his persona. I think that's because Doyle was living it in his mind and as a doctor was able to give another perspective that some others come short of.
That's Just my opinion. I read a book titled "The rivals of Shelock Holmes" back in 1979 and struggled with it. Most of these stories were written between the time Holmes was written of as dead and his return in the Hound of the Baskervilles. The Strand tried to fill the gap Doyle left for about 7 years. Today I think the same way even though there are some new innovations by new authors. I can't help feeling they are trying to fill in for Doyle.

Valky

That is what I was afraid of actually. I do not know how someone could try to fill the shoes of a legend like Sir Conan Doyle, seems like it would be pretty intimidating but If it is a fair read it would be worth it to get more Holmes I think. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:45 am

I am having a great time reading the Laurie King stories. She set things up well with the premise that Watson published the canon thru Doyle. Thus she can present Holmes in a slightly different light than in the canon.

I'll try the Carr stories next.

Thanks for the leads.

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PostSubject: Re: variations on Holmes   Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:06 pm

Fazby wrote:
I am having a great time reading the Laurie King stories. She set things up well with the premise that Watson published the canon thru Doyle. Thus she can present Holmes in a slightly different light than in the canon.

I'll try the Carr stories next.

Thanks for the leads.


yeah, i thought the king's were a strong series...
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