Sherlock Holmes returns. To be honest I've yet to read any of the adventures of S.H. though I was interested to read that after more than eight decades since his last adventure he is to make a comeback.
Perhaps persuaded by the popularity and new legion of fans of the BBC's modern re-telling of the stories (the official trailer of which can be seen below - I hope), Conan Doyle's estate have announced that Anthony Horowitz (author of the popular Alex Rider series) has been commissioned to bring the traditionally deerstalker wearing, pipe smoking detective back to life.
Grief, I can see this causing quite a stir.
What with Philip Pullmans take on the new testament The Goodman Jesus And The Scoundrel Christ (see my review HERE and Husband dearest's HERE) in which Jesus had a less than saintly twin brother and then Michael Faber's THE FIRE GOSPEL which I'm informed saw a dying Jesus call out "Please, somebody, please finish me." it seems we are now to be entertained/outraged by James Frey's The Final Testament Of The Holy Bible which, out this spring, imagines what might happen if Christ returned to earth to live in 21st century New York, having plenty of sex ..... with both men and women.
As I said I can see this causing quite a stir.
The Greatest love story since
Aah, don't they make a lovely couple?
It had to happen but I was hoping it would be later rather than sooner. Yes, with the wedding of the year only a matter of months away we have Robert Jobson's WILLIAM AND KATE: THE LOVE STORY. Not a book I'll be reading and especially not when we have the wonderful John Crace's Digested Read, a wickedly funny spoof which you can read by clicking HERE.