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    Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century is a great read for anyone interested in Sherlock Holmes and its recent televisual and cinematographic adaptations - the Robert Downey Jr films, Sherlock and Elementary. It starts off well with the investigation of sexual subtexts in the various adaptations, but it gets weaker as it goes. The idea behind the chapter "Welcome to London: The Role of the Cinematic Tourist" had the potential to be fascinating, but as someone who knows London fairly well, I thought it was all a bit obvious and could have been better grounded in academic research. As for the last two chapters on The House of Silk and SH pastiches, I didn't even bother. I did thoroughly enjoy "The Watson Effect: Civilizing the Sociopath", which makes many interesting points about the balance between Holmes and Watson and offers a fresh view on Watson - I think ACD would approve of it too. Overall, I felt that many of these chapters had not been researched to very high academic standards and were mostly based on the authors' impressions (think long, well-written Tumblr rants) but it's still worth a read!


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