Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Scandal in Bohemia Lego The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by James Macaluso Review



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Sherlock Holmes, the world's "only unofficial consulting detective", was first introduced to readers in A Study in Scarlet published by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. It was with the publication of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, however, that the master sleuth grew tremendously in popularity, later to become one of the most beloved literary characters of all time. In this book series, the short stories comprising 

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes have been amusingly illustrated using only Lego® brand minifigures and bricks. The illustrations recreate, through custom designed Lego models, the composition of the black and white drawings by Sidney Paget that accompanied the original publication of these adventures appearing in The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. Paget's iconic illustrations are largely responsible for the popular image of Sherlock Holmes, including his deerstalker cap and Inverness cape, details never mentioned in the writings of Conan Doyle. 

This uniquely illustrated collection, which features some of the most famous and enjoyable cases investigated by Sherlock Holmes and his devoted friend and biographer Dr. John H. Watson, including "A scandal in Bohemia" and "The Red-Headed League", is sure to delight Lego enthusiasts, as well as fans of the Great Detective, both old and new.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I thought at first that this was a children's book. However reading the very first page of chapter one, I find the words sex and cocaine.  Now surely Lego and the publisher would not mean for a little kid to hear or ask about these words.  I can not uck my family in saying them.  I would have thought that certain words and situations would have been modified to be child friendly.  Perhaps in the world today this is acceptable to read to a child or outloud in a school.  I am an avid fan of Sherlock Holmes and am thrilled to have read this book as it is very well written. I would just not sell this book to kids.  


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