The Initiation

The Initiation

Book - 2016
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A reimagining of the epic rivalry between a young James Moriarty and his roommate and future nemesis, Sherlock Holmes, is set in modern times and focuses on the boys' early ventures into detective work at the formidable Baskerville Academy.
Publisher: New York : Harper, an inprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062399014
0062399012
Branch Call Number: Y MYS Pearson R
Characteristics: xi, 371 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm

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gillescoughlan
Dec 05, 2016

Adult Sherlock Holmes fans should skip this one.

If you're hoping for the proper Sherlockian setting of Victorian England, forget it. The action takes place in modern day United States. So, instead of horse-drawn carriages and telegrams, we get cars, cell phones and references to Google.

When I first saw it in a store, and decided to place a hold for it at the library, I did not realize it was a "young adult" or teen book. Since I am past the target age, and am not familiar with today's literature aimed at that market, I will not comment on the story itself, other than to say I found some of the plot devices illogical - which is why I am not recommending it to adults. Also, this feels like it is meant to be the first in a series - as a stand alone story, there are too many unanswered questions for my taste.

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pine7162
Jan 09, 2019

pine7162 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13

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