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Witty Little Knitter

I read fantasy, crime, true crime, lgbt-romance and books written by my favourite comedians. List not necessarily complete.
Sometimes I write for Bibliodaze

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Stephen and Matilda
Jim Bradbury
Progress: 52/262 pages
Krieg und Frieden
Michael Grusemann, Leo Tolstoy
Progress: 579/1024 pages
Fifty Shades of Sherlock Holmes - Lana Swallows The writing-style is that of a mediocre Holmes-pastice at best. Somebody who knows the original stories well enough could never be fooled into thinking that the dialogue could have been written by ACD hinmself, it feels far too forced (and Holmes is wearing a deerstalker *argh*)The actual mystery is extremely easy to see through (and the fact that Watson doesn't get it just makes him seem like a complete moron)...and well. Then there is the rest.The reader needs to suspend his disbelief and accept that an English countess would simply accept the invitation of a complete stranger, she hasn't even met in person. (An invitation that doesn't give any information about the type of party it is for). He needs to accept that after finding out that the party involves lots of sex and bondage in public she is onloy shocked for some moments and then happily joins in and after that party she has no issues with going to two men she has never met before and tell them in minute detail everything that happened on that party.He also needs to belive that Watson has an errection for most of the story and that he randomly fucks Mrs. Hudson for no reason at all (believe me, never were the words 'I wish I was making that up' more true).This isn't so much suspension of disbelief, this is locking up your disbelief in a different universe and hoping to finish the story before it notices.Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that Holmes/the Victorians and sex don't mix at all. A Study In Lavender: Queering Sherlock Holmes approached the topic of sexuality/homosexuality carefully and it worked in most stories. This story is just...random. If you're a Holmes-fan (even if you're also into erotica) you won't really get over the fact that the writer really doesn't know the canon very well, isn't very good at imitating Doyle's style and everybody acts extremely out of character and if you're just into erotica...well why on earth do you need Holmes? Why set the story in the Victorian Age for God's sake? (apparently there is a book by the same author set in Ancient Egypt also with a bondage-theme, that's actually something I could see working, but with Holmes just not at all)