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The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
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Jun 17, 2008

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bookshelves: mysteries, historical-fiction, female-protagonists

Meh. Mediocre and occasionally sloppy, patchy plotting. Too many words. It's one thing to be wordy in writing scenes that actually matter or add something to plot or characterization, but the book is overrun with irrelevant scenes and passages bloated with superfluous details. Disappointingly dull for a Sherlock Holmes mystery, and particularly towards the end Holmes' characterization reads more like romantic fanfic than a serious story. Tempted to give it two stars, but I think that's because my expectations were so high when I started it (I've wanted to read this for a while). It's not without its entertaining moments. Still, a disappointment.
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Reading Progress

June 17, 2008 – Shelved
February 22, 2011 – Shelved as: mysteries
April 30, 2011 – Started Reading
April 30, 2011 –
page 70
20.23%
May 1, 2011 –
page 95
27.46%
May 2, 2011 –
page 130
37.57%
May 3, 2011 –
page 185
53.47%
May 4, 2011 –
page 240
69.36%
May 5, 2011 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
May 5, 2011 – Shelved as: female-protagonists
May 5, 2011 – Finished Reading

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Tope Not as good as I was expecting :/


message 2: by Meg (new) - rated it 3 stars

Meg It is such a good idea, right? Alas.


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