Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Traveler and Sherlock Holmes

Let's start with Sherlock.  I recently watched the final episode of House and in the retrospective i learned that he was based a lot on Holmes.  I realized that i know so little about Sherlock that i never saw any of the links.  not even something so small as House and Holmes having the same house number.  I felt incomplete and lacking.

This past weekend the husband and i watched the first Sherlock Holmes movie and then last night we watched the new one.  we'd seen the first one before, i liked it better the second time around.  The husband was asking me questions about Holmes and, again, i knew not enough!

I don't know exactly how long ago it was that i bought a book of Holmes stories but i decided finally to take it to work and read them already.  I'm bad with short stories, as i've said before, so i'm just gonna read them one per day until i'm done.  there's 22 stories in the book so there's 30 some that i have to find elsewhere.  but maybe i'll be done with the whole thing after i finish this book... we'll have to see.

And unlike the morons on Goodreads who judge Dracula by the merits of Twilight i will not be judging Sherlock by the merits of Robert Downy Jr. (or Gregory House for that matter...)

in related events, i have yet to find my next book in my Meryl Streepathon... it's mostly becuase i keep forgetting to put the list of books in my wallet so i have it with me when i go book shopping.  I did see a Michael Cunningham book when i went to the book store today but i didn't know if it was the right one.  (though i did get Little Women and Werewolves.  i loved Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and was iffy on Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters... but i figured why not?  i love werewolves.  I also got another F. Scott Fitzgerald book, which is ridiculous.  i didn't like The Great Gatsby and i'm still only a quarter of the way through This Side of Paradise which is just a sliver of a book... ah well...)

And on to The Traveler.  oh, there's this whole big story about this book, how i bought it and why, what i was expecting from it and what i got instead... But it's just crazy.  and the fact that the author, John Twelve Hawks, is a pseudonym and he has NEVER REVEALED HIS TRUE IDENTITY.  he lives off the grid.  he speaks to his editor through email and on a satellite phone with a voice modifier.  What the hell!?  it almost makes me think that this story he's telling, about living off the grid and all the stuff that's going on under the radar of the drones and the citizens (that's us) is ACTUALLY HAPPENING!  i want to google about travelers and harlequins but i'm afraid that the brethren are actually watching and there's computer viruses loaded into those websites to keep us away...

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