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October 17, 2015 2:31 am  #1

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Now that I've finally finished the Conan Doyle canon, I thought I'd branch out into other Sherlock-inspired writings. I've just started reading The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (edited by John Joseph Adams), an anthology of 28 Holmesian pastiches written by various authors including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Laurie R. King. According to the intro, some of them are quite fantastical, hence the Improbable Adventures. I look forward to getting into it Anyone else read this one?


October 17, 2015 6:23 am  #2

Re: The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

I haven't but it sounds really interesting. Please tell us how you like it.

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October 18, 2015 6:30 am  #3

Re: The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

I've read two stories so far.

The Doctor's Case by Stephen King is quite good, very close to Conan Doyle's style, and a case that I can imagine being a part of canon, even though Watson is the one who solves the mystery in this story (don't worry, that's is not a spoiler, he says this in the first paragraph). I've just discovered that you can listen to Tim Curry reading it here

The Horror of the Many Faces by Tim Lebbon is a weird and creepy pulp sci-fi/supernatural horror AU. Very well-written but I didn't enjoy it, it's just not my genre. Read it here if you're interested

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October 18, 2015 7:21 am  #4

Re: The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

I really hadn't heard of this book, but it sounds fab...some great writers.
Presumably they didn't have such a task as Anthony Horowitz, who did very well...


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