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The Whole Art of Detection by Lyndsay Faye
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bookshelves: netgalley, src-fall-2017, around-the-year-2017, week-49

While I did like this book and enjoyed reading it, I didn't love it.
My mistake, perhaps, as the same has happened to me with the "remakes" of Agatha Christie's books. You have great characters, good plots and amazing writers but the whole doesn't seem to gel together.

I've been a Sherlock Holmes fan since I was quite young, and I've re read most of the books several times. The plots are very smart and Sherlock Holmes and Watson flow through the books, where their personalities complement each other and grow with each book.

In this book, some of the stories were much better than others, that is that I found them quite uneven. Also, I can't picture Holmes and his relations with women as they are described in this book. And Watson is not as interesting as in the original stories.

Overall, a pleasant read but not comparable to the original.


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

September 27, 2016 – Shelved
September 27, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
October 15, 2017 – Started Reading
October 15, 2017 – Shelved as: netgalley
October 15, 2017 – Shelved as: src-fall-2017
October 16, 2017 –
page 30
8.52%
October 20, 2017 –
26.0%
October 24, 2017 –
60.0%
October 25, 2017 –
75.0%
October 27, 2017 – Finished Reading
December 12, 2017 – Shelved as: around-the-year-2017
December 12, 2017 – Shelved as: week-49

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