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Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell shadows (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2016; vuoden 2016 painos)

– tekijä: James Lovegrove

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London, autumn 1880. Dr. John Watson has just returned from Afghanistan and meets Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating a series of deaths in the Shadwell district of London. The victims appearing to have starved to death over the course of several weeks, yet were reported alive and well mere days before. Creeping shadows inspire dread in any who stray too close. Meanwhile, a sinister drug lord is seeking to expand his criminal empire. But there are forces at work far more powerful than they could ever have imagined... forces that can be summoned from another dimension, if one is brave-- or mad-- enough to dare.... -- Exerpted from publisher's description.… (lisätietoja)
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Info:London : Titan Books, 2016.
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You are far too stolid and unimaginative, Watson, to invent a tale like that.

[b:Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows|29236245|Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows (The Cthulhu Casebooks, #1)|James Lovegrove|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1514564860l/29236245._SY75_.jpg|49477682] is a strange book. In a nutshell, Sherlock Holmes and The Call of Cthulhu are both in the public domain now, so author James Lovegrove essentially took them and mashed them into this unholy (yet at times awesome) abomination. In universe, these stories are told by Watson as 'the real story', where all of the rest of the Sherlock Holmes mythos was fiction made up to hide the darker, Cthulhuian truths. They found their way from Watson to Lovecraft...

Lovecraft will know what to do with the books, which is to lock them in a strongbox and throw away the key. I do not need him even to read them. I merely want them out of me, as it were, in the manner of a diseased organ removed by a surgeon. Before I die I wish to be rid of their accumulated weight, the plague of their presence in my soul. This, then, is a kind of literary exorcism.

...and eventually to Lovegrove.

Storywise, I've read all of Lovecraft, but I don't think I've ever actually read any of the original Sherlock Holmes stories, but rather only seen them. I'll have to fix that. So I can only assume that Holmes is accurately enough portrayed. He's certainly got the pretentious-but-with-cause smarter than everyone attitude I expected down pat:

“Yes, lost. Dr Stamford is the reason I am in this den of iniquity, passing myself off as a ne’er-do-well. If not for you, I would still be observing his activities, unseen, and he none the wiser. Now, come. We must hurry if we are to pick up the scent again.” And that, in all honesty, was how I first met Sherlock Holmes.

And he's completely sure that the the supernatural doesn't exist:

"No, the world is big enough for us, Watson,” he concluded with finality. “No ghosts need apply.”

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"There is no correlation between them and Stamford’s activities, I can assure you of that, mostly because he is real and they are not.”


Until... he cannot any more:


“My intellect saved me, Watson,” he said. “The science of analytical reasoning in which I have trained myself rigorously since adolescence was what brought me back to myself. Without the power of my brain, my soul might even now be the plaything of some Outer God while my body would be discovered on that hilltop, bereft of sense and wit – something to be locked up and studied in vain by alienists, a drooling, incontinent wreck.”


One thing leads to another, Professor Moriarty shows up, things get nicely creepy, and in the end Holmes and Watson save the day.

For now.

Overall, I went back and forth between 'good enough but not great' and 'this is pretty awesome'. At times, it feels like it's trying too hard to lean on the Holmes and Cthulhu mythoi[^plural] and losing out to that. Especially when it basically has to say 'throw out everything you know about Holmes, now I'm going to tell you the real story' to make any sense what so ever. But it's still a fun story and I enjoyed it well enough to not only finish it, but give the sequels a try.

Onward!

[^plural]: That's apparently the right plural? Who would have expected that?
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  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |
"If I had only known in advance what he had in mind, I almost certainly would have refused to go along with it." ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Mar 13, 2021 |
The mashup is interesting, the characterization spot-on, but the plot is weak. It's not a good Sherlock story, and it's not a good Cthulhu story. I'll carry on to the second book, hoping things get more in line with typical Holmes or Lovecraftian stories. ( )
  kinwolf | Jun 26, 2020 |
Sherlock Holmes meets Cthulhu. Nicht schlecht, aber etwas mechanisch runtergeschrieben analog zu bekannten Sherlock Holmes Geschichten. Könnte besser sein, origineller. ( )
  cwebb | Mar 26, 2020 |
The general public is well familiar with the stories of the great detective Sherlock Holmes as written by his friend and partner in crime-fighting, Dr. John Watson. What they don’t know is that those stories are just a cover, an embellishment of certain insignificant events in order to hide something of far greater import–something the public should never know about. Because, while in these stories, Holmes is presented as an extremely logical and brilliant man who always a scientific reason for events, the truth is that he and Watson have encountered things that defy science. Horrible, ancient things that could spell the end of mankind if left unchecked. And together, they have pledged their logic and skill to defending mankind from behind the scenes. This is the true story of their initial meeting and subsequent first encounter with the occult, as told by Dr. Watson himself.

Retellings and spinoffs of Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories seem ubiquitous, and I’ve personally had mixed experiences with them. Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows belongs to a niche segment of these stories, ones that–like Gaiman’s “A Study in Emerald”–cross over with the Lovecraftian mythos. It’s an intriguing mixture, and I found it to be quite well executed in this book. It is couched as being a confession of sorts, written by Watson late in life and never meant to be published. As such, it evokes a tone quite similar to that of the original Doyle stories–I actually found this aspect of it to be fairly convincing. The author makes a lot of comparisons between what was written in said stories and “what actually happened,” which is intriguing to say the least. I found my vocabulary challenged repeatedly, which was refreshing. Unfortunately (although perhaps necessary to evoke the correct feel), the writing expresses period-typical ways of looking at certain people groups, as well as some terminology for such, that could be offensive. Regrettable, that. The actual story and the way the mythology is interwoven into the story is quite well done, a credible way for Holmes to get dragged into this mess. All in all, I found Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows to be a solid, enjoyable story that I would recommend. ( )
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