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Sherlock: The Casebook
Sherlock: The Casebook
by Guy Adams
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.99

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A (slightly) illuminated echo, 17 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Sherlock: The Casebook (Hardcover)
Purchased this from the UK 'zon (no problems there) after getting wrapped up in the Sherlock series. The book is a good addendum to the shows, but I was hoping that it would delve deeper into the backstory and production than it did.

The format IS that of casebook notes presumably written by Watson before creating his blog and annotated amusingly by a series of "post-it" notes penned by Sherlock, Mycroft etc. along with replies by Watson. Sometimes whole dialogues ensue, and these were the most amusing!

However, the cases that were outlined hewed very close to what was seen onscreen, with only a little added detail. I was hoping for more of the "footwork" to be shown, and there the book disappointed. There was so much backstory to Moriarty that could have been shown but was not; the latter episodes seemed "cramped" in this regard, as if the author were running out of steam as he progressed.

Would also have liked more details of the production, including more information on the actors and settings. As an American, I found a few of the British-isms a bit opaque; however a short online search sorted out most of the odd terms and location names.

So, I'd recommend this book to a casual fan of the series or one who isn't hooked yet; even so that is a wide audience. That isn't to say that I will not invest in the next in this series that would logically pick up at Series 3.


Sherlock: Music From Series 1
Sherlock: Music From Series 1
Offered by positivenoise
Price: £8.15

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series 1 music, 17 Mar. 2013
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Ordered this after power-viewing the Sherlock series (1 & 2) across a few days and now pining for Series 3 to be released. The CD is well done and features more music than I recall. Seems the show's producers really like "the game is on" and a few other themes, but the others are good supporting tracks as well.

Now I'm wondering how much difference there is in the Series 2 soundtrack?


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