November 14th, 2011

MST3K/Plot device

Happy Monday!

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Happy birthday to kishkuma, and happy early birthday to adamantrealm, sneezythesquid, bibliotrope, crazywritergirl, rymfireebooks, and darchildre! May all of you enjoy many happy returns of the day.

Somehow this seemed fitting for a Monday:

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"November always seemed to me the Norway of the year."
- Emily Dickinson
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    "Vera Flew The Coop," Marian Call
Sherlock/ and Holmes

Sherlock Holmes Pastiche Reading: An Update

FYI, an update about reading Sherlock Holmes pastiches...

A year ago, I asked for recommendations of Sherlock Holmes pastiches and received great replies. (Thank you!) I waited until I'd finished going through all of Arthur Conan Doyle's canonical Holmesian writings in order, but now I've embarked on my pastiche reading. I'm still only "baby steps" into the project, but I thought I'd list the novels I've read thus far, ranked in order from my most favorite to my least favorite. My reviews are general, and though they may contain a few spoilers about the premise of a given work, they don't give away any twist endings or key surprises.

There are a couple of new novels on my list since the last time I posted an update!

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"You are Holmes, the meddler."
My friend smiled.
"Holmes, the busybody!"
His smile broadened.
"Holmes, the Scotland Yard Jack-in-office!"
Holmes chuckled heartily.
- "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," Arthur Conan Doyle