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Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone
Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone | G.S. Denning
48 posts | 28 read | 61 to read
Warlock Holmes is an idiot. Frankly, he couldn't deduce his way out of a paper bag. The only thing he has really got going for him are his arcane power, the might of a thousand demons and his stalwart flatmate. Thankfully, Dr. Watson is always there to aid him through the treacherous shoals of Victorian propriety ... and save him from a gruesome death every now and again.
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ElizaMarie
Mehso-so

So this wasn‘t bad. But I kinda got bored of it at times. It had some cute punny areas and the switching between audio and traditional book was helpful. I would kinda lose focus and then go back to it. Oh well

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ElizaMarie
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As a Texan.....

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PickwickPlockPlock
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Mehso-so

The blurb sounded like a blend of Without a Clue and Jackaby: Watson is really clever, and Holmes talks to demons. Unfortunately the author always go for the cheapest, stupidest joke and sidesteps every chance for character depth. Things begin to get interesting right when the book ends with a cliffhanger. It's a series, but I'm not interested in the rest.

#sherlockholmes

Sarah83 I was always uncertain,if I should start this series. Now I am sure, I won't. Thank you 😊 2mo
lyradora Yeah, I was disappointed. I was looking for a serious historical paranormal mystery. Nothing in the blurb led me to believe that it was a broad, almost Pythonesque satire. I wasn't in the mood, so I quit after two chapters. 2mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Good to know. Also, I love Without a Clue! 2mo
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PickwickPlockPlock @Sarah83 Yes, don't bother, there are so many other pastiches out there! 2mo
PickwickPlockPlock @lyradora Pythonesque is the right word. It's too bad because the author obviously knows the original stories very well, but I wanted more substance. 2mo
PickwickPlockPlock @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Me too! I think it's time for a rewatch! 2mo
Sarah83 I know 🤣🤣🤣 so I am happy about every pastiche I don't need to read. 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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ElizaMarie
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So I picked this up at the car dealership when I was getting new tires (I had finished the book I was currently working on). Anyway, review here aren‘t too great.... but.... I am really enjoying it so far... I think it‘s right up my alley :)

Mandoul Looks cool 👍hope you enjoy the rest too 😀 2mo
ElizaMarie @Mandoul thanks! It‘s been good so far. It‘s cute :) 2mo
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TiffanyMichele
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Hello Lovelies 📖🥰.
•• Todays #bellesbookishnewyear19 prompt is to read the first line of your “current read” and apply that to your love life....
Welp.
Apocalyptic and having some Lord or the Ring vibes.. Sooo..
Yeah. 😂😅
#accurate #imsoalone #lol #bookstagram #firstline #wow

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TiffanyMichele
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Good Morning and happy Tuesday my Bookish-Drakes! 🤩🐉📖
•• #bellesbookishnewyear19

I‘m currently reading “Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone.” And it‘s a firecracker 🧨
QOTD:What‘s your favorite bit of developing a story? AOTD: I flipping LOVE character development. Like seriously. I‘m a sucker for it. —my family can attest to this.—Any of you have any book/movie/game recommendations that has excellent character development/growth? 🤗

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TiffanyMichele
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Happy Saturday, Dragonlings!📚
•• Today‘s #bellesbookishnewyear19 s prompt was #stacksaturday .
I had so much fun with this one. But my cats kept wanting pets 🥰🙈.
I just had to include the “behind the scenes.”
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What‘s your Saturday stack look like? Let me know below! 🐉
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#bookdragon #dragonlings #bookstagram #books #stack #outside #cats #catsofinstagram

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JulietBoydAuthor
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Pickpick

I don't think it's a spoiler to say that Sherlock is a warlock in this collection of stories. 😁 Anyway, the stories are varied in length and the characters are more super than natural. Ahem. It's humorous, okay, I'm trying to get you in the mood. I enjoyed it.

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julesG
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Mehso-so

Sherlock Holmes retelling with a demonic twist. It's a story full of puns and jokes. Still, I was slightly bored by midpoint.

I'm glad I listened to it, because I might have bailed the written book.

julesG @Schnoebs - again, clueless as to which prompt this qualifies for 10mo
Sarah83 So glad I didn't buy it. 10mo
julesG @Sarah83 It was still interesting, but the puns got old, I could see them coming from a mile away. 10mo
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Sarah83 I am quite uncertain about pastiches at the moment. I read some really bad ones . 10mo
julesG @Sarah83 Kindle Leseprobe - das hilft mir in solchen Fällen 10mo
Sarah83 Definitiv 10mo
Sarah83 Aber davon hab ich schon sooooo viele 10mo
Schnoebs Was there a murder investigation? Cause that could count 10mo
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Columbkill1

Just started it and am pretty sure I‘ve found a new favorite series! 🤗

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Lova
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Oh my gosh thank you so much @CSeydel ! So many good books I don‘t know where to begin! My last day of school is Friday and I can‘t wait to dive in! Thanks again so much. I love it all!!! Happy bday Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 🕵️‍♂️❤️

CSeydel Oh I‘m glad you like them! 14mo
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AuntVee
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Read4life
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Mehso-so

I‘m a Sherlock Holmes fan but this spin just wasn‘t my cup of tea. My son, however, really enjoyed the vampire, ogre and warlock spin.

BookNAround I got this for my daughter this summer and she was disappointed with it. 😕 2y
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Laura317
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I thought I'd added this days ago as an Audible book. I am enjoying this immensely.

Laura317 And I had - I just neglected to hit "reading". Grrrr. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks very fun! 2y
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Laura317
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Listening to this while folding the laundry.

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TaylorMay
Bailedbailed

Ended up bailing on this one. Unfortunately, I started the audiobook for Jackaby at the same time. Jackaby is a bit more entertaining but too similar to be read concurrently. The writing style was too odd for me 😢

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TaylorMay
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I have no memory of how I found out about this book but I am so Ready for it!! #Sherlocked #Retellings? #fantasy

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annalibris
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Pickpick

This is a silly book. It's also pretty funny, especially if a.) you're familiar with the original Sherlock Holmes stories, and b.) you don't take them too seriously. And the idea of Watson actually being the brains and trying to limit the damage done by Holmes made me laugh out loud. Not sure about its potential as a series, though. We'll have to see.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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The library continues to torment my reading goals for March...

Brenley It's so hard to stay away! 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Brenley, especially when you work there 😬 2y
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Angeles
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Pickpick

I was loving this awesome parody with Sherlock as a crazy, demon possessed warlock, when the book ended...In a cliffhanger!!! I am still fuming about it, but the audiobook was so funny and cute that I am giving it a qualified pick until the second book comes along.

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acktopus
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This has been sitting on my TBR shelf for a long while. Do I dare read it and risk the shelf growing two more in its place?

TheBookDream Yes! Did you read it? 2y
acktopus @TheBookDream Finally did, yeah. And, true to form, picked up like three new books the day before I finished it. My dresser and nightstand are secretly a Literaturnian Hydra. 2y
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Laura317
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Hmm. My first try posting seems to have failed. This is today's Audible Daily Deal. Sounds like it could be fun. I thought I'd give it a go. Any one else??

DGRachel That definitely sounds like it has potential 3y
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chockybooky
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Okay...I don't think I'm a great reviewer. Mostly because I hate telling the same story over and over, even when I like the story. But here goes:
Imagine Sherlock Holmes is actually some kind of magical stranger-slash-warlock. In Victorian London. And magic shenanigans are happening everywhere. John Watson is the only one who uses deductive reasoning, while Holmes drinks poison & bashes magical baddies. It's delightful & clever, and I loved it.

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chockybooky
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I got strongarmed into participating in some lame book pyramid scheme thing, but couldn't find the book I was going to force someone else to read...so I bought this book for me instead. Love. It. I can't wait to get back to it!

chockybooky This book is so familiar to me. Not because I've read it before, or that anything's plagiarized, but it's so...it's like the author said, "I love Benedict Cumberbatch, but I'd love him more if he were some weird-yet-endearing sorcerer. Yes. I will write that book." So clever, funny, and there's a little sweet thrown in. I'm almost finished, and that makes me sad. 3y
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Aaronlisa
Mehso-so

It was a fun read but I felt it was missing something. Not sure what though. I will definitely check out the next book though.

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Owlizabeth
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I'm flipping between absurdity and heartbreak, hoping those won't be my feelings later tonight. I love Election Day, y'all. Even when my candidate doesn't win (except tonight), I'm always humbled by our process, imperfect as it is. 🇺🇸

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Owlizabeth
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Okay - funny, fantasy, or feelings? I need your help!!

LeahBergen I've only read Kindred but it was great. 3y
Titania Waiting for Kindred from my library! It has my vote. :-) 3y
CaitlinSiem I've heard great things about The Rook. It's decently high on my TBR. 3y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag I'm so interested in Warlock Holmes but the Rook is one of my favourites! 3y
BeththeBookDragon The Rook was great! 3y
Notmacaroniandcheese The Rook is one of my favorite books!!! 3y
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humanauthor
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Pickpick

I thoroughly enjoyed this read - I giggled out loud enough to peak my husband's interest! Warlock's eccentricities certainly create some exciting adventures for Watson, whose POV is perfect for the strange world Denning creates. Besides the funny cast of characters (even the bad guys are goofy), my favorite part was the rapport between Warlock and Watson - they have banter for days!

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humanauthor
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After a long day of editing your own book, there's nothing like reading someone else's! I am seriously enjoying this so far. I even ordered Ceylon tea (as Watson loves to drink). Can't wait for it to arrive!

MrBook Happy editing! And welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
humanauthor @MrBook thanks! So far, I'm diggin it! 3y
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Carol
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Scary books. I don't really read scary books so these absurd humor-horror mashups are as close as I've gotten. 😂
#somethingforsept #septphotochallenge @RealLifeReading

DebinHawaii Nice! 😱📚😂 3y
stylizedreading Those COVERS 😍😍 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I'm the same with scary books but Warlock Holmes... hmm! Curious! 3y
jesslovestype I high key love everything Drew Magary does online, been thinking about checking out The Hike for ages! 3y
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GraveMistake
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Pickpick

Completely irreverent and yet hilarious, Warlock Holmes is one of my favorite additions to the Holmes universe. Definitely not for a staunch traditionalist, the role reversal that turns Holmes into a bumbling creature makes for fantastic light reading.

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GraveMistake
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"Watson," he cried, "if anyone calls and says they are the physical embodiment of Amon-Ra, I am not in!"

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grumpygirlbooks
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"It makes one of my eyes look large and disconcerting!"
I could not check this book out to read because a patron already had it on hold, but I saw this while thumbing through it and now I want to read it lol!

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emily.vanhook
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I just can't get over the humor in how this book is written. Here is a prime example in the way the the shift in narration is announced here.

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TheBookDream
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Pickpick

Wow. Just wow. This book drew me in with it's comedic riffs on the Holmesian universe, developed those caricatures into characters you could empathize with and then socked you with a cliffhanger worthy of Moffat himself. At least, unlike Sherlock, I know it'll be resolved by May of 2017. Brilliant!

TheBookDream I posted a longer review at my Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/TheBookDream
3y
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TheBookDream
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A pretty day to be outside reading 🐝

Carol Looooooved that book!! 3y
TheBookDream @Carol I'm almost at the end. I'm surprised how this books went from ridiculously silly to what seems to be sustainable characterization I'll be thrilled to follow in future books. What a delight this novel turned out to be. 3y
TheBookDream This book* I can spell. I just can't type! 3y
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TheBookDream
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Fantasy and Ascension. A perfectly nerdy Saturday afternoon.

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TheBookDream
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Pre-show drinks 'n books!

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TheBookDream
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I can't go 4 pages without nearly falling off the couch with laughter. I can't remember the last time I read a book this funny!

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I just about DIED reading that! LOL!

Carol Yaaaasss Warlock Holmes was a delightful surprise! 3y
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TheBookDream
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Just a sampling of the hilarity contained within this book.

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TheBookDream
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This book is hysterical!

Carol Omg I adored that book!! 3y
TheBookDream It is indeed quite amazing :) 3y
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Carol
Pickpick

Full review being written for the library's blog. For now I'll say I'm smitten with the Holmes & Watson of this world. (Un)holy crap, guys. Read this as soon as you can! 🎩🕵☠🔎⚡️🔥💥🔮🗝

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Carol
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Spamming the Warlock Holmes quotes because I love what this book is doing sooooo much! 🎩🔎🕵👍

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Carol
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This is fairly early in the book so it's not a spoiler. However, I think it's a stellar example of this incarnation of Dr John Watson's reasoning and way of thinking. Also the Tl;dr got me like 💭🕵😜👍

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Carol
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Because you need to see the full publisher blurb to fully appreciate the radittude of this book.

Jessisreading I picked this up on the galley cart at work a couple days ago and was going to come back for it at the end of the day and someone had already nabbed it. I was sad. 3y
Carol @Jessisreading boo! :( We do an email system, take 1 or 2, first come first served. We usually know each others' tastes and will trade off later. I hope you get a copy soon! This looks ah-may-zing 3y
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Carol
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OMG just got this ARC and am doing a frantic TBR shuffle in order to read this one next. And a happy dance. Oh holy hell, this book is going to be fun!

remarabbit Nice! 3y
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