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Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows…
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Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows (The Cthulhu Casebooks Book 1) (origineel 2016; editie 2016)

door James Lovegrove (Auteur)

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London, autumn 1880. Dr. John Watson has just returned from Afghanistan and meets Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating a series of deaths in the Shadwell district of London. The victims appearing to have starved to death over the course of several weeks, yet were reported alive and well mere days before. Creeping shadows inspire dread in any who stray too close. Meanwhile, a sinister drug lord is seeking to expand his criminal empire. But there are forces at work far more powerful than they could ever have imagined... forces that can be summoned from another dimension, if one is brave-- or mad-- enough to dare.... -- Exerpted from publisher's description.… (meer)
Lid:johneffay
Titel:Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows (The Cthulhu Casebooks Book 1)
Auteurs:James Lovegrove (Auteur)
Info:Titan Books (2016), 448 pages
Verzamelingen:Jouw bibliotheek
Waardering:*****
Trefwoorden:Novel, Horror, Mystery

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Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows door James Lovegrove (2016)

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"If I had only known in advance what he had in mind, I almost certainly would have refused to go along with it." ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Mar 13, 2021 |
The mashup is interesting, the characterization spot-on, but the plot is weak. It's not a good Sherlock story, and it's not a good Cthulhu story. I'll carry on to the second book, hoping things get more in line with typical Holmes or Lovecraftian stories. ( )
  kinwolf | Jun 26, 2020 |
Sherlock Holmes meets Cthulhu. Nicht schlecht, aber etwas mechanisch runtergeschrieben analog zu bekannten Sherlock Holmes Geschichten. Könnte besser sein, origineller. ( )
  cwebb | Mar 26, 2020 |
The general public is well familiar with the stories of the great detective Sherlock Holmes as written by his friend and partner in crime-fighting, Dr. John Watson. What they don’t know is that those stories are just a cover, an embellishment of certain insignificant events in order to hide something of far greater import–something the public should never know about. Because, while in these stories, Holmes is presented as an extremely logical and brilliant man who always a scientific reason for events, the truth is that he and Watson have encountered things that defy science. Horrible, ancient things that could spell the end of mankind if left unchecked. And together, they have pledged their logic and skill to defending mankind from behind the scenes. This is the true story of their initial meeting and subsequent first encounter with the occult, as told by Dr. Watson himself.

Retellings and spinoffs of Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories seem ubiquitous, and I’ve personally had mixed experiences with them. Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows belongs to a niche segment of these stories, ones that–like Gaiman’s “A Study in Emerald”–cross over with the Lovecraftian mythos. It’s an intriguing mixture, and I found it to be quite well executed in this book. It is couched as being a confession of sorts, written by Watson late in life and never meant to be published. As such, it evokes a tone quite similar to that of the original Doyle stories–I actually found this aspect of it to be fairly convincing. The author makes a lot of comparisons between what was written in said stories and “what actually happened,” which is intriguing to say the least. I found my vocabulary challenged repeatedly, which was refreshing. Unfortunately (although perhaps necessary to evoke the correct feel), the writing expresses period-typical ways of looking at certain people groups, as well as some terminology for such, that could be offensive. Regrettable, that. The actual story and the way the mythology is interwoven into the story is quite well done, a credible way for Holmes to get dragged into this mess. All in all, I found Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows to be a solid, enjoyable story that I would recommend. ( )
1 stem Honyasbookshelf | Jul 18, 2019 |
Je regrette d'avoir autant attendu pour entamer ce livre. Il est magnifiquement bien écrit, très fidèle aux personnages de l'oeuvre originale. J'ai vraiment hâte de lire la suite. ( )
  ElodieTheFangirl | May 6, 2019 |
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London, autumn 1880. Dr. John Watson has just returned from Afghanistan and meets Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating a series of deaths in the Shadwell district of London. The victims appearing to have starved to death over the course of several weeks, yet were reported alive and well mere days before. Creeping shadows inspire dread in any who stray too close. Meanwhile, a sinister drug lord is seeking to expand his criminal empire. But there are forces at work far more powerful than they could ever have imagined... forces that can be summoned from another dimension, if one is brave-- or mad-- enough to dare.... -- Exerpted from publisher's description.

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