Skip to main content

View Diary: Character names by Arthur Conan Doyle (65 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  What is your opinion of the Mary Russell books? (5+ / 0-)

    I came across "Locked Rooms" by accident at my local library and enjoyed it enough to track down all the other Mary Russell books that they owned.  (Author is Laurie R. King)

    I feel that the character of Sherlock Holmes is represented well in these books, with any changes easily explained by the adaptations of age.

    •  I've never seen those (4+ / 0-)

      But I have enjoyed some stories where Holmes shows up as a secondary character.

      I haven't re-read them in many years, but there was a time I was very much taken by Fred Saberhagen's re-imagining of Dracula.

      I know, I've just finished a Gone-With-the-Wind-length trashing of re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes, but to my eye (at the time, I might feel differently if I re-read them now) Saberhagen did a good job of rendering the character of Count Dracula (Vlad the Impaler) as a good guy. Crazy, isn't it? There was one of the Saberhagen Dracula books that had Dracula teaming up with Sherlock Holmes.

      It was all very much pulp fiction stuff. Fun to read, but don't try to think about it too carefully.

      Sherlock Holmes and Watson also showed up on one of the Doctor Who spin-off books back in the early 1990s. I forget the title, but the author was Andy Lane.

      Wealth doesn't trickle down -- it rises up.

      by elsaf on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 10:50:34 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  I'm no Holmes scholar, but (6+ / 0-)

      I really like the Mary Russell series. The stories are interesting and the portrayal of Holmes seems to me reasonably consistent with Conan Doyle's vision in most respects. That Holmes would become more capable of emotional and sexual attachment in his older years isn't entirely implausible the way King presents it.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site