He s been depicted as a serious thinker, a master of deduction, a hopeless addict, a bare-knuckle fighter. His companion is a bumbler, a sympathetic equal, someone helpless in the face of his friend s social inadequacies. Read more...
He s been depicted as a serious thinker, a master of deduction, a hopeless addict, a bare-knuckle fighter. His companion is a bumbler, a sympathetic equal, someone helpless in the face of his friend s social inadequacies. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson remain the most-adapted fictional characters of all time. In 2010, when Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman stepped into the roles, they managed to meld many previous incarnations into two glorious performances. Over "Sherlock" s first three seasons, the Emmy-winning series has brought new life to stories almost 130 years old and, with its Holmes and Watson for the 21st century, created a worldwide fandom unlike any other.
"Investigating Sherlock," written by bestselling author Nikki Stafford, examines each episode through in-depth and fun analysis, exploring the character development and cataloguing every subtle reference to the original stories. With biographies of Cumberbatch and Freeman, as well as Arthur Conan Doyle, "Investigating Sherlock" is the ultimate guide to the great detective."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-10-12
- Reviewer: Staff
The new adaptation of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes that emerged in the popular BBC television series Sherlock comes under scrutiny of television blogger and author Stafford (Finding Lost), who, like the great detective himself, possesses a rare ability to not only see but observe. In a complete guide to the first three seasons of Sherlock, Stafford undertakes her own investigation of the popular crime drama. She provides thorough analyses of each episode, noting details that might have escaped viewers, providing references to the original Conan Doyle canon, highlighting funny moments, revealing interesting facts that happened behind the scenes, and pointing out inadvertent mistakes. Written in an intelligent and lively manner, the book is educating as well as entertaining. It promps the admirers of the literary characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to revisit their adventures, and the fans of Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to rewatch their favorite episodes. With a little help from Stafford's guide, both groups will learn something new about the great detective and his companion doctor. (Sept.)