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Book Note: John Joseph Adams, Selections From The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

I read this book about 20101217. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2009. This note was last modified Friday, 31-Dec-2010 09:10:51 PST.

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Edited by John Joseph Adams.

I seem to have a sub-set of the book, from the Baen Free Library. I did a mass trasnfer of everything I had in mobipocket format (since I strenyously avoid DRMed content) to the Kindle I won in a raffle at the company Christmas party, and this is one of the things that turned up.

It was readable enough, though no particular story stands out in my memory. The idea is that they were trying to play with stories that walked the boundary between reality and mysticism and would challenge Holmes' world-view, and of course that's not going to amuse me too much. Didn't seem to amuse Holmes, either. And frankly seems like a stupid idea; it's that world-view that people like about the original books, isn't it?

One problem when people write in other people's universes (and with their characters) is that, frequently, the motivation is to "fix" something. This often annoys people who were fans of the original, who mostly didn't think it needed fixing.

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