The Sherlock Files

12 Aug

Have to say that I absolutely adored this book.  “The Sherlock Files” by Guy Adams is the official companion to seasons 1 and 2 of the BBC hit “Sherlock”.

The format is that the book comprises John Watson’s notes for his blog, along with photographs, train tickets etc.  Though Sherlock insists that John is actually keeping a scrapbook, which makes John cross.

The format also includes “post-it note” conversations between Sherlock and John, with occasional interjections from Mycroft and once from Mrs Hudson.  The note exchanges are possibly the highlights of the book.  Some of my favourite examples are:

Sherlock: You’re exaggerating.  It didn’t happen that often. (in relation to Irene Adler’s texts)  John: 57 times in the run up to Christmas.  Your pocket was moaning more than Mrs Hudson.  Sherlock: Thank you for that mental image.

Sherlock: If the occasional pile of clutter offends you, by all means move it.  John: Last time I tried that I was bitten by a large spider you appeared to be using as a bookmark.

Sherlock: Coincidence is the crack cocaine of existence.

Sherlock: You’re just jealous because I have a fan.  John: I have fans.  There’s a whole Tumblr blog dedicated to me.  Run by Watson’s Wenches.  Sherlock: Wenches? Plural? Are you sure?

The book also includes sections of what Arthur Conan Doyle story lines, characters, actual lines etc were used in each episode.  As well as details on the shooting of each episode, profiles on the characters, and much interesting general Sherlock Holmes trivia.

This book is not for the casual viewer of “Sherlock”.  It is clearly designed for fans of the show.  It has just so much to keep a fan entertained for hours (BYO bib to catch your drool).

I am hoping for a revised version after season 3 airs.




3 Responses to “The Sherlock Files”

  1. ems36 August 14, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    I really want this book,will try and squeeze it into next months amazon budget 😀



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