Book Review: Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles Graphic Novel

Book Title: Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles Graphic Novel
Adapted by: John Green

“”Footprints.”
“A man’s or a woman’s?”
Dr. Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice sank almost to a whisper as he answered: “Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of s gigantic hound!””
The Hound of the Baskervilles
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Final Verdict: An interesting take on the classic story, but ultimately failing to make a connection with the audience.

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Random News: Sherlock Season 4!

Hello Lovely readers,

Just a quick one today. But Martin Freeman has confirmed that the next season of Sherlock (the fourth one) will probably be out at Christmas time…of 2015. With the filming not looking to be until early 2015 it looks like we are all in for another long wait. The only good news is that it means there really is going to be a next season. You can read about it here.

Are you guys excited about this? How are you going to pass the time until then?

Until next time,

 

Random News: Sherlock BBC Season 3

Hello Sweeties,

One of my favorite people in all of literature is Sherlock Holmes. As a Forensic Psychology student, this is probably not surprising. While I grew up with lots of cultural references to him, it was not until my dad listened to The Adventure of the Speckled Band (from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) on audiobook on a long car trip that I began to realize how amazing “The Consulting Detective” was. Since then I have started to make my way through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels, and of course I have started to watch some of the many, many adaptations of these stories.

I am rather strange in that I really appreciate many of the older versions of Sherlock Holmes. I grew up watching The Great Mouse Detective, which makes many references to Basil Rathbone’s version of the detective (Rathbone is already one of my favorite old actors because he was such a great swordsman, much better than Errol Flynn). However, my favorite of the old fashioned Sherlocks has to be Jeremy Brett, who embody the detective in the Granda produced series. So I was delighted when Buzzfeed featured some great comics comparing Jeremy Brett’s versions to BBC’s Sherlock (with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman) and the Guy Ritchie movies (with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law). It made me laugh and highlighted the differences between the adaptations, you can view it here. One of the panels is displayed below to give you an idea as well!

However, this is not the only Sherlock Holmes news recently. Many people, myself included, have been very anxiously waiting for any news about the upcoming 3rd series of the BBC’s Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. There was a teaser trailer that just cam out that featured some hints about Sherlock as well as some of the other dramas (also it looks like there is going to be a Three Musketeers TV series!). You can watch this here. However, more exciting to me is the actual teaser trailer for the 3rd series that you can watch below.

I am very excited for this series. Especially to see how John reacts to Sherlock not being dead, and how Sherlock admits this. What do you guys think? Will you be watching the next series when it finally airs?

That was going to be the end of the post, but I stumbled across one more fun Buzzfeed article. This one has a color your own Benedict Cumberbatch page for you. However, the best part is how to figure out your own Benedict Cumberbatch name! I had a lot of fun with that part, and mine would be Melomnomnom Celineneithernorspud. Check out the article here, and let us know what your name would be!

Until next time,

Book Review: Moriarty Deluxe Edition

Book Title: Moriarty Deluxe Edition
Writer: Daniel Corey
Artists:
Anthony Diecidue, Mike Vosburg, Perry Freeze, and Dave Lanphear

Then one day the dragon had a face. I looked deeply into that face…and I killed it. For a moment, it seemed I had escaped death, and was born again. But then I realized…it is the fear of death that really makes you alive…”
Moriarty in Moriarty written by Daniel Corey

Final Verdict: A great reimagining of a classic character with a complicated plot and intriguing art. Not for everyone, but a delight for those who love anti-heroes.

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Book Review: Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries: and Other Stories

Book Title: Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries: and Other Stories
Author: John Taylor

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.”
The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle

Final Verdict: Too easy for hardcore Sherlock Holmes fans, but in the end, a good way to spend the morning commute.

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Frances and Lynne Adventure: Benedict Cumberbatch: Sherlock – A Thoroughly Modern Victorian

Event: Benedict Cumberbatch: Sherlock – A Thoroughly Modern Victorian
Place: The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
Date: 6 October 2012

Running in the coat, makes me feel like an action start (mimics running with the coat and flicking his hair out of his face). Benedict Cumberbatch as remembered by Lynne.

Final Verdict: Great evening out. Push children out of the way (if needed) to attend an interview with either Benedict or Louise.

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