Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Ahhh, Holmes

I've made no secret of the fact that I love Sherlock Holmes: some of the old TV shows, inspired-bys like House, the new BBC adaptation, and, obviously, the original stories. In fact, I'm obsessed with pretty much anything Holmesy, except for those hideous stains upon filmmaking (otherwise known as the Robert Downey Jr. movies: sorry, fans!)

So when The House of Silk came out, I was excited and very, very doubtful. Excited because, you know, it's a NEW Sherlock Holmes novel and I really like Anthony Horowitz. Doubtful because, deep down, I suspected it wouldn't be all that great.

I was wrong. It's awesome

I read an awful lot of YA, being a YA author and all that, but that doesn't mean I don't read and love plenty of adult fiction too, and I read and loved this. Seriously, it is hands down the best thing I've read in the last few months.

So, yeah. Go read The House of Silk.

Anyone read it already?

(Thanks for all the lovely comments on my German cover and reviews last week, everyone! And thank you to those of you who gave me book reccs: I have several more amazing-sounding books on my to-read pile now.)


  1. Haven't read it but I love the cover design. Very stylish.

  2. I haven't heard of this one, but how fun! I'll have to check it out.

  3. I haven't heard of this but it looks interesting. Thanks for the recomendation.

  4. Ooh, sounds good. I really need to start watching the series.

  5. Great recommendation, I'll make a note of it and keep checking the charity shops. Jon's a sucker for Sherlock! x

  6. Always a pleasure to meet a Sherlockian!

    Anthony Horowitz is a great writer. I too liked this pastiche.

    Check out my review .


  7. I've not read it (yet!).

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

  8. Great review! Sherlock Holmes is a fascinating character. I'll check it out on Goodreads.

    BTW, I left you an award on my blog!

  9. I also dearly love Sherlock Holmes. I really like the new BBC adaptation, but I really think Jeremy Brett did the best Holmes interpretation. :) I definitely want to read that novel now!