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The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
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Dec 03, 13

bookshelves: bookclub, mystery
Read from November 25 to December 03, 2013

I can't help but wonder what I would think of this book if I'd ever actually read Conan Doyle's stories (I know, I know. They are on my to-read list though). Overall I enjoyed the read, but Mary Russell does get slightly annoying simply because she is so brilliant and perfect. (Also, I'm not really a fan of the preface which sets up the book as an actual memoir of Mary Russell as a historical figure). I'm also quite annoyed with the portrayal of loyal Dr. Watson (probably more so after becoming a big fan of Martin Freeman's version in the BBC Sherlock). I was also not overly fond of history/theology that came along with the out of country detour - seemed slightly heavy-handed at pushing beliefs upon the reader. But I digress, there are classic Holmesian traits of deduction I found fascinating but I just didn't seem to care too much about the main 'case'. The preceding case, which in a way set-up the main case, was much more interesting. The book did hold my interest to the end, but doesn't make me want to jump into the next one right away.
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