London Fog

Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (155 of 233)
Location: NYC area
In My Own Words:
A proudly stuffy Holmesian and not quite closeted Anglophile, it is entirely possible you may see an inordinate amount of pastiche reviews here. I also enjoy Victorian historical mysteries and steampunk, though I am an avid reader who usually goes into anything remotely interesting with an open mind. However, books whose overall themes are morally bankrupt are not my cup of tea.

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Writing, reading, Sherlock Holmes, period dramas, science, history, snails, classical music, silent-1930s era movies, sci-fi, Star Trek TOS

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,202 - Total Helpful Votes: 155 of 233
Doctor Who - The Complete Series 8 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter Capaldi
3 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Painfully Imbecilic, 30 Aug 2014
I am really more of a causal watcher of Dr Who, but have in the past enjoyed some very clever and generally well scripted episodes where there was at least some genuine modicum of emotional depth to the Doctor and his companion. Going with an older actor, I believed, could be the best decision on the producer's part to renew much of the credibility and cerebral factor that I thought had been fading from years past, and to attract back an adult audience with more sophisticated dialogue and plot situations.

A newly regenerated doctor, Victorian London, dinosaurs, steampunk elements, automata - all the ingredients for an original, or at the very least, entertaining episode. What… Read more
Sherlock Holmes - Gods of War by James Lovegrove
Sherlock Holmes - Gods of War by James Lovegrove
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
After coming to the end of this book, the only coherent thoughts I am able to string together are a slew of expletives professing how utterly amazing it was from the first to last pages, something that was truly more of an experience than your run-of-the-mill diverting, pleasant read. As such, I have been reduced to such a stupidly giddy state, not having been so thoroughly entertained by a Holmes story in so many a year, that I beg pardon in advance for any incoherencies which may occur in this review.

On every level imaginable, even to someone admittedly persnickety to a fault about their pastiches - and who has of late taken to tossing against the nearest available hard… Read more
Why Kings Confess (Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries (Ha&hellip by C S Harris
In many respects, Harris' latest installment was an improvement over the previous St. Cyr novels I have read - admittedly, that is only a few in the series, but the writing seems to have become more fluid, the characters nicely drawn, the mystery sufficiently perplexing. To say nothing of the transportive atmospherics, which proved shiver inducing when coupled with the descriptions of such a gruesome crime. Honestly, this has never my favorite in the midst of the deluge of excellent historicals currently on the market, though I must admit this latest had me fairly convinced Devlin may yet be included on my shelf of best detective fiction.

Character driven books are what I crave… Read more

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