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30 May 2010 @ 03:02 pm
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Good afternoon everyone! Sorry for the lateness; I forgot to post last night and I just got home from work. Here's some cute fanart I found on Pixiv to make you happy:

Instead of doing another reading post I wanted to discuss pastiches and non-canon stories. The one I've heard most about is My Dearest Holmes by Rohase Piercy. Has anyone here read it? If so, what do you think of the characterization and such?

I personally have never read any non-canon Holmes stories, but I understand there are quite a few out there. I suppose these could be comparable to published fanfiction (like many Star Trek novels) but fic authors usually don't take great care to imitate the original author's tone.

So, what do you think about pastiches? Weak imitations, or interesting takes on the established SH universe? Any non-canon stories you can recommend?

P.S.: A list of SH pastiches - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sherlock_Holmes_pastiches
My Dearest Holmes - http://www.amazon.com/My-Dearest-Holmes-Rohase-Piercy/dp/1419676326
canadian_plantcanadian_plant on May 30th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
I haven't read many myself, but I have read Their Majesties' Bucketeers and loved it. I know it doesn't look like a Holmes pastiche at first glance (the summary on the back of the books doesn't even suggest it) but I swear that Mav is Holmes and Mymy is Watson. I read it on a recommendation and am very glad that I did.
and your poetry will now be written with blood: Sherlock by Pagete_colberto on May 31st, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
I was weary of non-canonical Holmes stories for a long time but a couple months ago I found The Seven-Per-Cent Solution at a used bookstore and it is fan-flipping-tastic. It's entertaining as hell and strikes a nice balance between ACD's style and a more action/adventure tone that complements the 2009 movie.

There are also some very nice Holmes/Watson friendship moments. It's just a very cool book and I'd recommend it highly.