Thursday, July 28, 2011

BeeKeepers Apprentice

my thoughts.
I must be living under a rock.  I never knew that Sherlock Holmes retired to become a beekeeper.  I must be honest this book while a good read, did not keep me wanting more.  I got rather tired of it about 40 pages in,  I knew the outcome would be a Moriarty thing. I'm on the last page and I cannot finish.  It just isn't happening, and yes, I'm tired, but really the last page.  Judge for yourself by all means, and certainly if you're a Holmes fan do read it.  But it's not going on one of the best books I've read in 2011.

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Jenny the Pirate said...

OK ... I read ALL the Sherlock Holmes stories while I was in college. One of the many things TG and I had in common when we started dating was a love for Sherlock Holmes! And Neil Diamond. We still love to share a SH movie or an ND song -- sometimes both in one night! *giggle* but I digress. I too was blissfully unaware that Sir Arthur left Sherlock tending bees. I thought he left him in his Queen Anne wingback smoking dope. Anyway, I do not like "sequels" or books that springboard off classics. I just want the classics. I remember several years ago when one of my girls read "Scarlett," the supposed "sequel" to Gone With The Wind. Puleeeeeeze!!!!! There can be no sequel to GWTW. It was Margaret Mitchell's only novel and she's gone. Gone with the wind as it were. That is all.

Vicki said...

I must be living under that rock with you, I never knew he became a beekepper either!

TheBookGirl said...

A book that is hard to finish when you're on the last page? No thanks :)

My husband is a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, and I got him this from the library...he didn't care for it at all, and did not want to read any of the other books in the series.

Shonna said...

I've read her modern day mysteries and enjoyed them, but have never been drawn to read these. Guess I'll stick with that.

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