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Friday, March 7, 2014
How About a Good Book?
What have I been reading lately? I'm glad you asked that question!
You probably don't need a review of The Maltese Falcon or The Big Sleep, but I'm going to tell you about four other books I've read recently. They have several things in common: All fit the theme of this blog, all are from MX Publishing, and all are available all the usual e-book and online sources.
The Norwood Author, by Alistair Duncan, was on my to-read stack for far too long. It's the definitive book about a brief but important period in the life of Arthur Conan Doyle - his Norwood years. Many fine biographies look at this protean man's whole life, but this is a close-up of one influential part of it.
Watson is Not an Idiot, by Eddy Webb, is a story-by-story analysis of the Canon. In just over 200 pages, the author offers a lot of interesting insights. The title may be obvious to us Watsonians, but the book isn't.
Never Meant to Be, by Stephen Seitz, takes some familiar elements - time travel, Jack the Ripper, Watson in love - and weaves them into a compelling story. It's a short book that seems longer - in a good way.
A Few Lessons From Sherlock Holmes is a book of quotations from Sherlock Holmes (and a quite few other wise people), systematically arranged to produce lessons. Take these lessons to heart, and you'll be wise, too.
Posted by Doctor Dan at 12:00 AM