Anthony Horovitz – The House Of Silk

Lady Fancifull

Silken, seductive prose indeed for those who wish Holmes and Watson still stalked the streets

House of Silk BlueI 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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