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The Lost Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Ken Greenwald
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Jun 24, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: own, mysteries, short-stories
Read in February, 2011

In his introduction to the book, Mr. Greenwald talks about the inherent difficulty of adapting radio plays into the short story form, what with having to fill in all the gaps and, y'know, actually describe things. And, well, let's just say that his work here a marvellous job of proving the point that, yes, it's a very very difficult thing to do indeed. Perhaps in the hands of a superior writer it could've worked, but Greenwald's adaptations are rather horridly flat, to be perfectly honest. If you're the sort of person who is completely enamoured with the idea of experiencing the old-timey Basil Rathbone radio plays, then why not just...actually seek out the actual radio plays? Please?

(Also, Greenwald thinks Dr. Watson is, like, 140 years old or something? I'm......clearly overthinking this.)

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