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4.0 out of 5 stars The games afoot., 23 Feb. 2013
This review is from: The House of Silk: The Bestselling Sherlock Holmes Novel (Kindle Edition)
So I am a fan of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series, and a huge fan of Conan Doyle, particularly Sherlock Holmes, but like with every new adaptation/interpretation I was a little apprehensive. However, this time there was no need to be as the end result is more Sherlock (BBC) than elementary. Written as all the classics are from the point of view of Watson, Horowitz captures the essence of the character perfectly. At times it could be Conan Doyle himself writing the words and its good to see all of the regulars here. The "New" adventure is justified by Watson as being unable to publish until this point, and the case is suitably large scale enough to justify this decision, and shows a seedier side of Victorian London that Conan Doyle could never have depicted in his day. However this is in part also one of the failings, as at times it represents a modern crime drama like csi and the like. modernity also creeps into Watson and indeed Holmes themselves, with detailed descriptions of London and in particular their concern over the plight of the homeless and wretched of the city, which seems out of place, almost political propaganda flung into a Victorian setting. These scenes are few and far between however and any true fan of Holmes can do far worst than reading this lost tale, if this is Horowitz's first take , then I can't wait for the 2nd act. As Holmes would say, 'The game is afoot Watson'
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