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Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong by Pierre Bayard
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Read on March 26, 2012

A refreshing and somehow more believable retelling of the Hound of the Baskervilles. I find it difficult to imagine someone tying herself up in a credible fashion, but as compared to the loopholes noted in the original tale, it's a minor detail. The author puts forward the notion that fictional characters can take on a life of their own and at first this seemed a whole load of baloney. Then I thought of it in terms of over-reacting fans and the Thursday Next series (by Jasper Fforde; a quote from the first book in that series aptly prefaces this one.) Suspending belief, it all works out. Much like a good detective story.

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