All posts tagged: Sherlock Holmes

Book Review – ‘Mr Holmes’

Title: Mr Holmes (film tie-in edition) Author: Mitch Cullin Genre: Fiction Release Date: June 4, 2015 (first published in 2005 as A Slight Trick of the Mind) Rating: ★★★★ “It is 1947, and the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and her young son. He tends to his bees, writes in his journal, and grapples with the diminishing powers of his mind. But in the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn’t even know he was asking-about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind’s ability to know.”  (Canon Gate) It’s no secret that when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle killed off his famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, in 1893, the public backlash was so great that he was forced to resurrect the character. As readers we sometimes have a hard time letting go of characters, particularly those who are embedded into literary folklore, and …

My 10 Favourite Book Characters On Screen

A few days ago I was tagged in a blog hop by Lisa Hope. Lisa’s post was about her ten favourite screen characters. Unfortunately I watch more tv and movies than I should and as a result of this, I have too many favourite characters. Therefore it is a nigh on impossible task to whittle them down to ten. So I thought I’d tweak it a bit and narrow down the scope to my ten favourite book characters to be brought to life on the screen. This is probably the toughest thing I’ve ever had to do, and there are so many characters I would love to have included – and I’m sure there will be many others to hit the screen in the future which will somehow wheedle their way into the top ten. I’d be interested to know people’s thoughts on my list, and to hear what people would have in their own top ten! So please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section. Now who shall I tag? I think I’m supposed to tag …