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The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes

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The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes gathers together the best of the hilarious mishaps that have befallen the greatest detective of them all--the tales that Watson couldn't or wouldn't tell, for reason of discretion or just plain incredulity. This hugely entertaining volume--essential reading for Sherlockians and a feast of amusement for everyone else--is a collection of ...more
Paperback, 249 pages
Published May 1st 1991 by Carol Publishing Corporation (first published 1989)
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Clarissa
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Odd, and not in a particularly good way. I enjoyed the story from Mrs. Hudson's point of view, but the others seemed completely random. Well, "The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield" certainly gave me a new view of John Lennon, but...yeah, this collection is skippable.
Jacqueline O.
This collection of Holmes stories by Science Fiction and Mystery writers was a bit of a disappointment. Some of the individual stories I enjoyed, others, not so much -- which, I guess is normal for a short story collection. Most of the book is taken-up by a novella by Philip José Farmer. I happen to like Farmer's work, especially his idea (in his stories) that all the classic Victorian and Edwardian "fictional" tales were true AND all these folks knew each other. "The Adventure of the Three Madm ...more
Richie
Oct 21, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very quick read -- a collection of purportedly funny / satirical Sherlock Holmes homage pastiches by other authors, both famous and unknown. It felt very dated and old-fashioned, with none of the timeless nature of the real Holmes canon. Perhaps unsurprising, because the collection dates from 1944 and is an anthology hastily put together by Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, such as it was then. Probably only very interesting for true Sherlockians, dilettantes like myself should stay away.
adllto
Aug 28, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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A collection or the wild weird humerous and playful interpretations of the great detective.The complier Wolfe states the boundaries between parodies, pastiches and burlesques is not very clear and I feel none the wiser. Notable is John Lennon's pun-ish version which is punishing to read but still an excellent demonstration of the poet lyricist at work. Interesting though it may be it is going into my clearing out box.
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I loved this book. Most of the stories were either or funny. I liked more stories than most similar books with multiple authors. Highly recommended for SH fans.
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