Book Reviews of The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: A Paper Chase

The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: A Paper Chase
The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes A Paper Chase
Author: Marcel Theroux
ISBN-13: 9780151006472
ISBN-10: 0151006474
Publication Date: 3/16/2001
Pages: 224
Edition: 1st ed
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt
Book Type: Hardcover
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Funny and well-crafted, I enjoyed this book immensely.
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I bought this book for the wrong reason, I thought it was another one of those stories about Holmes, written by another author---not Doyle---based on a "newly discovered" manuscript by Dr. Watson. I really enjoy all the Holmes' stories, no matter who writes them.

Once I realized this wasn't the case, I kept reading to see where the story would lead. About half-way through the book I couldn't figure out where it was heading and thought about stopping. I'm glad I didn't because I ended up really enjoying the story.

In this tale, the protagonist is a member of a dysfunctional family who have very little to do with each other. When his uncle dies and leaves him a cottage on an island, the protagonist takes the opportunity to change his mundane life and see what happens. A short story he finds buried in a box, written by his uncle, leads him to a new beginning. I found it quietly uplifting.