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Vellichor Afternoons

I like trip-hop, anachronism, cats, both coffee and tea, the sound of rain on a tin roof, antique keys, pop culture as a substitute for religion, theatre, photography, Oxford commas, and, of course, reading.

Currently reading

John Dies at the End
David Wong
Geek Love
Katherine Dunn
I, Lucifer
Glen Duncan
The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Sarah Lyall
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
Tamar Adler, Alice Waters
Craven Place
Richard Wright
Amy Greene
Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell
Academics Handbook 2nd Ed-P
Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins, #1) - Andrew Lane Admittedly, I am a sucker for all things Holmesian.
I liked this.
It's odd, though.
I don't know if I entirely buy it.
Which isn't to say I think Sherlock Holmes sprung from the womb a fully-formed deduction machine.
However, he seemed a little... oblivious here.
And I do accept that it's a YA novel...but maybe it's just a little more YA than I'd like it to be.
Still, Sherlock is 14 here, and I would expect him to be on his way to becoming the legend he becomes.
Instead, he's not terribly observant, is woefully obedient, and moreso seems to have very little personality. The characters around him are more vividly characterized than Sherlock, and the story is told from his POV.

Maybe I'd like it more as just a mystery, rather than as a *Sherlock Holmes* mystery, because...well, it isn't.

However, I did enjoy the novel, and the sense of time and setting. And I'll be checking out the sequel. So there's that.