‘To a great mind, nothing is little’ Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes has become such an iconic figure that he’s almost real. He’s on our TV screens, he’s in our films and, of course, the books are still as popular as ever. This fascinating little miscellany tells you everything you need to know about this enduringly popular figure, and lots of stuff you don’t! It contains‘To a great mind, nothing is little’ Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes has become such an iconic figure that he’s almost real. He’s on our TV screens, he’s in our films and, of course, the books are still as popular as ever. This fascinating little miscellany tells you everything you need to know about this enduringly popular figure, and lots of stuff you don’t! It contains the plots of all the novels, character descriptions, details of some of the plethora of Sherlock websites, and highlights the best films and TV adaptations. Entertaining and engrossing, The Elementary Sherlock Holmes will satisfy the curious and enlighten even the most dedicated Holmes fan....
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the elementary sherlock holmes Reviews
This is a perfect book for fans of the new tv series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Or for those who before never ever really cared about Sherlock Holmes, or *gasp* never even heard about him.It's a fun book to read, a quick read, but for people that know quite a lot about Sherlock Holmes, that have for instance read some or all the books, seen the movies with Basil Rathbone or the excellent tv-series with Jeremy Brett (R.I.P my one and only true Sherlock) then this book will not really satisfy you.But as an introduction to future Sherlockians, then this is perfect!Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a free copy for an honest review!
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Not what I was hoping for.I received a free ARC via NetGalleyI wasn't really expecting this to be quite so...quirky. Or quite so short...It's like a quick guide? Which I guess it's fine, just not what I was expecting.Nor was I expecting it to be quite so pleased with Cumberbatch and Sherlock. Don't get me wrong, I love Sherlock, but it's not the best adaptation.
Bring on the SherlockI eat up any Sherlock with wild abandon. I don't care which modern Sherlock it is. I know there are fangirls of one or another, but I want them all. They are all just so FUN.This book was a good intro to all things Sherlock. It was great for me because I have never read the original books or watched the "old" Sherlock movies. I don't know any trivia about him.As I read, I found that many of the shows reference the stories and minor characters in ways that went over my head. I will probably reference the book after watching an episode to see what homages were thrown in. I was most interested in the characters, famous quotes, some info on Doyle, and plot summaries found in this book. There were a lot of other fun facts that I skimmed. Likely if you are a die-hard Sherlock fan and already know a lot of fun-facts, trivia, and history, this won't be the book for you. Back to my all things Sherlock fangirling....I received a free digital copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Elementary Sherlock Holmes is a small book of facts aimed at newer additions to the fandom. It gives brief summaries of the published books and the short stories within, and also has brief descriptions of the main characters. It also has lists of the more well-known adaptions for television, cinema and radio, but doesn't (I don't think) list the main written works that we live off these days, such as by Anthony Horowitz and Laurie R. King - it has a list of books similar to it itself, but no actual fiction. Though it does list websites! So in a way, it's a bit hit and miss. It also states it's based off 'The Sherlock Holmes Encyclopaedia' which seems to cover pretty much the same thing. If you've already read the original stories in the canon then this book won't really reveal anything new (as it's not like there's any new data to be had after all), but it's still a nifty little collection of brief facts if you just wanted to quickly look up a certain crime or criminal if you can't remember whether it was from 'The Valley of Fear' or 'The Sign of Four'. This book is quite recent, listing mentions of the BBC's modern version 'Sherlock', and though it only mentions it once, the American 'Elementary' (not sure why it never mentions it again - not a fan of the show, perhaps?)Overall, I think it would have been worthwhile to have a few fans run their eyes over this before printing - as mentioned above, it seems to have odd gaps in what it covers and was so close to being fully comprehensive. I'm being pretty harsh on this book - I mean, it's not hurting anyone by existing and it's quite nice in what it's done, but it just feels a bit lacking somehow. Overall, the book is presented quite nicely, and I'll probably end up buying a print copy myself and I can't see any reason to rate it anything lower than a four out of five stars... but... I think I'm just a bit sad that it so almost could have been excellent, yet they possibly didn't give as much effort as they could have if they were truly passionate about the subject. Especially as wikipedia online - and the fan-based sites that have their own wiki setup - cover all this so easily and also so much more. These books are in danger these days of being overlooked unless they truly excel.
READ THE ORIGINAL REVIEW ON MY BLOG: http://thebookaddictsblog.blogspot.pt...I got this ebook from Netgalley in return of an honest review.Before I say anything else, I must admit that this book was not really what I was expecting. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed reading it, but I think that's because I am relatively new to this fandom. I reckon an 'old' fan of Sherlock Holmes would find this maybe a bit basic. They would definitely not enjoy it as much because this probably wouldn't reveal anything new for them.That being said this was a very good guide to help one enter this magical world that is the Sherlock Holmes fandom. It presents the novels, the stories and gives some backstories on the main characters and adaptations.I really appreciate the details and timelines this book provides and I loved seeing the most iconic adaptations of Conan Doyle's detective. There were some aspects that were analysed in ways I hadn't noticed before and that was a new perspective to add to the already complicated case of Sherlock.However, I wasn't totally pleases with the way the author chose to organise the ideas. I though it was a bit confusing, constantly jumping from one thing to another with no apparent train of thought.Overall, this was a cool, fun and fast book to read, but I still think that, to me, it fell short, in a way. It could have been a true Sherlock lexicon had maybe a bit more passion or effort from the author come through to the reader.I absolutely recommend this to someone who just started watching the most recent adaptations, like BBC's Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman or the American Elementary (both amazing adaptations, in my opinion, yet not the most recognised by older Sherlock enthusiasts), and never had any other contact with the more classic Sherlock Holmes and wishes to understand more of what's behind it.
2 STARS(I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)."To a great mind, nothing is little’ Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes has become such an iconic figure that he’s almost real. He’s on our TV screens, he’s in our films and, of course, the books are still as popular as ever. This fascinating little miscellany tells you everything you need to know about this enduringly popular figure, and lots of stuff you don’t! It contains the plots of all the novels, character descriptions, details of some of the plethora of Sherlock websites, and highlights the best films and TV adaptations. Entertaining and engrossing, The Elementary Sherlock Holmes will satisfy the curious and enlighten even the most dedicated Holmes fan." (From Amazon)This novel seems like a cash grab from Holmes fans. There really isn't anything new or unique and is too brief. The book focuses more on the BBC Sherlock more than the books.
The Elementary Sherlock Holmes is like a bound version of the charts and graphs that USA Today uses with a little Buzzfeed thrown into the mix. Is there a breakdown of the top three actors to play Holmes? CHECK Is there a synopsis of the short stories written by Doyle? CHECK Is there a timeline of the two detectives containing material pulled from Doyle’s work? CHECKOkay, parts of the book are useful as a shorthand version of real research. The content is arranged in a thoughtful manner and the timespan covered goes from the Victorian short stories to the post-Modern BBC production. The book has a lot of art and it’s a quick read. But The Elementary Sherlock Holmes is more of a ‘book-shaped product’ than a serious examination of any sort. One clue as to the quality of the book, 'Portico' the company name, is in place of an author's name.
Edited down from a greater encyclopedia, this book gives us some of the essentials – brief blurb-style summaries of all the stories, a tad about the major and surprisingly-minor-but-well-esteemed characters – along with some less interesting pages, such as lists of colonels in the stories, or websites for fans. Not bad as an all-ages-friendly introduction with some good trivia, it's not going to set the world alight, but does just enough to justify itself.
This is a great guide to Holmes in all his forms. If his library at Baker Street had included a reference work on himself, this would have been it.