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Friday, March 9, 2012

House of Silk

I am very impressed by the description of the London streets, the foggy night, the dock and pub, etc. Horowitz certainly has a way with scenery. And the pacing is excellent. A bit slow in the first half (as it should). A mini-climax occurred almost exactly at the half-way point, and at the two-third point the pace picked up considerably.

But the book could have used a better editor. I have already caught a few minor typos and mistakes so far. The biggest error is perhaps in Chapter 9 when Holmes is described as lighting a cigarette. Sorry, but he only smokes the pipe.

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