Christmas loot. Needed to read A Study in Emerald right away and enjoyed it. 👍
❤️ Pop Funko Dwight as Belsnickel in The Office Christmas party. I'll put him next to Krampus.
Had been eyeing this in print for ages. It's soooooo much better as a graphic novel.
Delightfully odd little graphic novel. Sherlock Holmes meets Lovecraft. I‘m told this is a short story from Gaiman‘s Fragile Things, which I‘ve not gotten to yet on my TBR list. (Trying to save some of Mr Gaiman‘s work later. . .)
“Do your limbs and nether regions lack life? . . . even the oldest war horse can be a proud stallion once more!” 🤣😂
I really enjoy authors who like to take on a classics and give it there own stamp. Neil Gaiman does an amazing job of mix together Sir Author Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovercraft and which takes the reader on a fun ride with the stories mixing horror and mysterie together with cheeky salutes to Stevenson.
This short story from Gaiman‘s Fragile Things book has been adapted to a graphic novel. Great for Sherlock Holmes 🕵️♂️ fans. A murder has been committed, royal blood has been spilled, ( green blood, #emerald like); and Holmes will find out who did it.
Th is #SFMBC package was so worth driving in the snow to go get from the post office. @GrilledCheeseSamurai I LOVE EVERYTHING! Of course the books (from my TBR and a great Steampunk recommendation) and candy are great, but those glasses took it over the top. Thank you so much!
As a Sherlock Holmes buff and an appreciator of the grotesque, I enjoyed this mashup of Victorian London with Elder Gods. This is a hardbound graphic novel version of Neil Gaiman‘s short story, and I think it achieved an effective blend of overt and implied horrors. It‘s a beautiful edition of an entertaining story.
A detective story set in an alt universe where men are ruled by cthulhu-like creatures. When one of them is killed, the detective and major are on the case.
Enjoyed this graphic novella about a world where Sherlock Holmes coexists with Lovecraftian monsters, Dracula and Jack the Ripper amongst others. It did feel a little bit unfinished, and I don‘t see other volumes available which is a bummer, because I think there is more to tell here.
💚Sherlockian fantasy mystery stand-alone comic.
💚Dark & eerie narrative w/ Lovecraft twist.
💚Marvellously original take on some of the finest & most-loved works in literature.
💚Albuquerque‘s brilliant art style brings everything to life & helps maintain the mystery‘s momentum.
💚Art is classic drawings w/ a British noir aesthetic.
💚The universe is so interesting that I‘d love more stories within it.
Another Neil Gaiman Audiobook completed. It was within minutes that I realized this was a Sherlock Holmes inspired piece. While being a short story it didn‘t feel rushed and it didn‘t feel like anything was missing. The ever so slight darker elements Gaiman adds to his books are really something that is my favorite, he knows how and when to add them to the story without ruining it.
I‘m sure I would appreciate this story even more if I had already read Sherlock Holmes‘ A Study In Scarlet and H.P. Lovecraft, but what can I say, IT‘S NEIL GAIMAN!!! I would listen to this man recite the phone book. The audiobook is around 45 minutes and well worth your time. 4⭐️
A qualified Pick. I read this at the insistence of Mr GaD who is a graphic novel & Cthulhu fan. I‘m a Holmes fan & a bit of a purist. I enjoyed the story, the in-jokes, the references to the Holmes canon and the art is great but I think you really need to have a grounding in Lovecraft‘s fiction to get the best out of this/ understand the ending. If you‘re a Holmes and Cthulhu fan, you will likely adore this but it‘s a tad too clever if you‘re not.
A slice of homemade Pandan Chiffon Cake is a great hue to go along with this fun Sherlock Holmes-Cthulhu mix of a graphic novel. Gorgeous illustrations and a fun storyline!
This story is based on Sherlock (title and mystery are based on A Study in Scarlet) and Lovecraft‘s Cthulhu (the old ones who are well known and even in the public eye), without ever stating those names. I loved this graphic representation of a supernatural mystery.
Everyone still has time to grab this for #cbbr! #WeveGotIssues
Another interesting pick for #WeveGotIssues #CBBR. I really enjoyed this mash up of Sherlock Holmes and HP Lovecraft. Not a huge fan of the art, but I liked the story. Victorian Royal Family question in the spoiler comments, if anyone has any insight it would be appreciated. 😘
Haaaallo #CBBR friends! With summer being so busy and vacationy #WeveGotIssues decided to take July off. We're back for our August pick & its a first time for me where I haven't actually read our choice beforehand.
Kinda hard to go wrong with Neil Gaiman though! ❤️
I'm so excited to dig into A Study In Emerald and hope that y'all can join in & post pictures and thoughts as you read it this month! Discussion post will be Sept. 2nd.
@Sarah83 has beaten me to it, but the more, the better. My favourite #male duo in literature is Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. They live on in countless pastiches and adaptations. For those who don't mind Lovecraftian horror I recommend Neil Gaiman's short story 'A Study in Emerald' which can be downloaded from his website.
1. 80 degrees and windy as the dust bowl
2. That gross ambrosia salads that all grandmas bring to Easter 🤤🤤🤤
3. A Study in Emerald thanks to @TricksyTails (which I also didn‘t know about!!))
@Karkar let‘s see your answers if you haven‘t already!
On other notes I‘ve been a bit missing lately because my semester is wrapping up. Thank you to everyone who suggested podcasts! Be back more regularly soon! 💜💜😘😘✒️📚📓