Rules for participating:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week my teaser is from Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes edited by J.R. Campbell and Charles Prepolec. It's an anthology of Sherlock Holmes stories set in paranormal worlds. Normally I'd reject the idea of the deductive, logical Holmes in a setting devoid of more rigorous sciences, but I do love a good pastiche/parody/adaptation (as you can probably tell from the fact I've read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and Android Karenina).
"My dear friend," said Holmes, deep concern written upon his features, "please forgive me, but I could turn to no other for such a test. You have a heart that is genuinely good. Fair weather or foul, you are constant in your friendship, and so you have become a barometer by which I am able to gauge all that is noble in men."
"I wanted to kill you! And I would have, had--"
-p. 66, "The Deadly Sin of Sherlock Holmes" by Tom English
Do you like parodies or pastiches? What are you reading now?
-----The Golden Eagle