The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, MD (Nicholas Meyer Holmes Pastiches #2)
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Holmes solves a double murder in London's West End theatre district.
The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, MD is the sequel to Nicholas Meyer's well-received 1993 novel The Seven-Percent Solution. As before, it is an authorized (by Arthur Conan Doyle's estate) reinvention of the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, carrying on the conventions of the Holmes literary oeuvre, immersing the pair in a complicated and eventually shocking mystery that leads them through London's theatrical demi-monde, and finally driving them to extremes t...more
Nicholas Meyer is someone I owe a debt of gratitude to-really a lot of people do. Not only did he make Time After Time, one of my favorite movies, but he ensured the continuing popularity of the Star Trek franchise by making Star Trek II and Star Trek VI. And did I mention he writes a pitch perfect Sherlock Holmes? I had already read one of Meyer's previous Holmesian efforts, The Canary Trainer ...more
Je n'en lis pas beaucoup, préférant de loin les oeuvres de Conan Doyle, et aussi parce que le peu de pastiches que j'ai pu lire en VO n'étaient pas aussi bons que ça (j'ai lu 3 romans de la collection "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", et honnêtement, ils ne sont pas aussi géniaux que je l'espérais ; j'ai lu aussi les 2 premiers romans d'Amy Thomas, qui eux étaient un poil meilleurs pour le coup, mais toujours avec ce petit quelque chose de manquant), et ...more
Un deuxième meurtre va corser l’affaire et mener à d’autres pistes, que Holmes et Watson feront tout pour élucider.
J’aime beaucoup le fait que Nicholas Meyer encre l’univers de Sherlock Holmes dans la réalité, par exemple dans la préface, quand il explique avoir reçu plusieurs manuscr ...more
"It a sunny, cold morning, March 1, when he flung his pen across the room in disgust . . . He hunted up his pen from the floor whither he hah hurled it and prepared to address himself again to his notes, observing the while, with a didactic formality which contrasted oddly with his posture upon hands and ...more
The book itself, being an ...more
As the investigation goes on, every detail and clue seems to lead to more mystery, instead of more clarification, and after anothe ...more
The West End Horror, although weaker than the S ...more
Ahora bien, la novela se sitúa en Londres 1895 y es una aventura de Sherlock Holmes y el Doctor Watson que deben descubrir el asesinato de un critico de teatro, luego se suma otro asesinato de una actriz de teatro.
No me gusto que Nicholas Meyer halla utilizado personajes reales con personajes ficticios, como tampoco leer que a Bram Stoker posee el apodo de "mamá" y que es un depravado por comenzar a escribir Drácula ...more
Holmes and Dr. Watson are on the trail of a killer striking in the West ...more
Some reviews point out a similarity between the Jack the Ripper murders and the deaths in the West End Horror but Jack the Ripper is not part of this mystery. He does, however show up in Time After Time, also by Nicholas Meyer.
When I was reading The West End Horror I was reminded most of The ...more
Aside from the suitably creepy mystery, the book had what other pastiches inexplicably lack, which is a sense of humour. Some pastiche writers approach the Sherlock Holmes world with such reverent seriousness that it reads as didactic, even boring. Not so this book. Sherlock Holmes is fiendishly dedicated to research of obscure subjects ...more
After reading a few other reviews, it occurred to me that I probably enjoyed this much more before I acquired the familiarity w/ GB Shaw, Stoker, Wilde, Gilbert & Sullivan & Shakespea ...more
By reading the title to this I had hoped Mr. Meyers had combined Sherlock with a plot more filled with horror elements. Unfortunately he didn't. The writing was enjoyable, the plot was intricate and I don't think anyone reading it could figure it out before hand (which is probably a negative for some mystery reade ...more
The book is good, but not as good as some others in this same genre. Nicholas Meyer is able to include historical figures in his stories without being incredibly annoying or having them out of character. He also doesn't "name drop" and stuff as many as he can in, but sticks to th ...more