Silken, seductive prose indeed for those who wish Holmes and Watson still stalked the streets
I came across this thanks to the excellent and enticing review by a self-confessed Sherlockian – fellow blogger extraordinaire, FictionFan. (here is her review) And it satisfied me as much as she seemed to suggest it would.
It’s very clear that Horovitz himself is a true Doyle devotee, and has not been arrogant, attempting to put his own ‘spin’ on the great works. Indeed, in the very interesting just-for-e-readers Afterword, where he includes an essay, which was based on a talk he gave, he is particularly scathing against those who seek to update or put a twenty-first century viewpoint into the works – the regrettable tendency to sensationalism, generally with sex and drugs, though, to my knowledge, no (as yet) rock-and roll.
Horovitz keeps the faith most beautifully. As he points out in his essay…
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