I wanted to like this novel. Really, I did.
I have failed to complete only a tiny number of books in my life. (In fact, I can actually only think of one, and that's a whole other story.) This one, however, is now destined to keep the first one company.
Mr. Hawke has a broad vocabulary and he uses it prodigiously, even when it is very much out of place in the mouths of his characters - tedious, irritating, whining, unlikeable characters.
But who knows, you might like it.
My Dear Watson (audiobook) - Margaret Park Bridges
An enjoyable, well done, reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes legend.
I read any new permutation of the Sherlock Holmes legend I come across.
This was definitely an above par attempt.
4th of July (audiobook) - James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Strong, likeable women who support and care about one another are a rare commodity, and one to be encouraged.
The Fifth Horseman (audiobook) - James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Do you ever read a book and find yourself wanting to give the characters advice?
Do they ever listen?
Sherlock Holmes: A Double Barreled Detective Story - Mark Twain
Even Mark Twain took on the great detective.
As always, our Mr. Clemens brings his own perspective to bear . . .
The Sixth Target (audiobook) - James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
There seem to be a lot of threads left hanging in this one.
Setting up plots for future novels, no doubt.
7th Heaven (audiobook) - James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
"Rest in peas."
The Poetry Home Repair Manual - Ted Kooser
"I'm coming more and more to the conclusion that it's a matter not of old forms and not of new forms, but that a man writes, not thinking at all of what form to choose, writes because it comes pouring out from his soul."
Practical, down to earth advice with good examples and a sense of humor.
The Baker Street Letters - Michael Robertson
Sadly, the only part of Sherlock Holmes that enters into this novel is his address . . .
221B Baker Street.The Eighth Confession (audiobook) - James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
If you read or watch any series long enough you know there's a point at which you question the wisdom of even being in the vicinity of the protagonists.
. . . Let alone in their circle of friends.
. . . And then of course, you keep going.