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Old February 1 2013, 09:20 PM   #1723
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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I admired the book more than I liked it. It's well-written, it's certainly evocative and gripping, but I also didn't find it to be anything special -- or worthy of the critical notice it received for being authorized by the Doyle estate. It's nothing more than another Sherlock Holmes pastiche.
I've yet to read something authorized by the estate that was anything more than "another Sherlock Holmes pastiche."
Fair point.

I don't know if Michael Dibdin's The Last Sherlock Holmes Story involved the estate's approval, but I'm suspecting not. Michael Chabon's The Final Solution didn't. Those are the two I would point to as something more than a simple pastiche.
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