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The Seven-Percent Solution by Nicholas Meyer
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Mar 05, 2012

really liked it

Under the guise of a "newly found and secret" manuscript, Meyer takes the opportunity to rewrite some of what we thought we knew of Sherlock Holmes. I've never been a devote Sherlock Holmes fan, so I'm in no way offended by what was done with the history of Sherlock Holmes, Watson, or arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. Yet, I'm still somehow left unsettled by it. I guess it's because I don't see the reason for the changes. A new Sherlock Holmes adventure (this very one, in fact) could've been written without the need to change what Doyle had originally put on the page.

Having said all that, I did enjoy the novel. It read fast and entertained me. That's exactly what I want from a book, and I may someday add one of Meyer's other Holmes adventures to my bookshelf.

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