Kathy Petersen's Reviews > Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong: Reopening the Case of The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong by Pierre Bayard
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Nov 09, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: read-non-fiction, x-feb-11-thru-jan-12, z-read-holmes
Read in November, 2011

What a hoot! I don't know if Holmes was indeed wrong, but Bayard's spectacular concoction is an clever alternative to what "really" happened out on the Devon moors. It's also an opportunity for him to discourse on fiction, reality, and the permeable border between the two, a concept I very much agree with but one I hadn't considered in his particular terms.

It's not entirely necessary to read the original Hound first, because Bayard presents a fine summary of the story; but I recommend doing so for completeness.

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