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The Seven-percent Solution by Nicholas Meyer
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Dec 31, 10

Read in December, 2010

Interesting entry into the Holmes canon. Nicholas Meyer, the same guy who directed a couple of Star Trek movies, smartly sets it up as a "lost" manuscript written by Watson, and annotated by Meyer. That lets him have a few digs at Watson's expense, while also commenting on some of the more curious aspects of the Holmes stories. Very clever. Purported to be the "true" telling of what happened to Holmes before the infamous "The Final Problem" and the rather silly explanation Conan Doyle had to give to his readers to allow Holmes to return from the dead. This installment sets it all straight--with Sigmund Freud along for the ride. Highly recommended. Extensive knowledge of the series not essential.
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