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quote of the day
"As a reader, I insist on being beguiled early or not at all, which is why a lot of the books on my shelf remain mysteriously unread after page twenty. But once I submit to the author's thrall, he can do me no wrong."

--John le Carre, from his introduction to The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, edited by Leslie S. Klinger

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isihac From: isihac Date: January 6th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC) (linky)
Gorgeous book, got it but not managed to read it all yet due to the size/weight being a problem while travelling or in bed.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: January 6th, 2011 10:25 am (UTC) (linky)
it looks jolly lovely but rather huge*

And I'm not sure I could justify it given that I've got the complete Holmes for free on my kindle app for my phone**

* as the actress said to the bishop
** which I suppose the actress could have said to the same bishop, but to considerably less smutty and/or comedic effect
lossrockhart From: lossrockhart Date: January 6th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC) (linky)
It's a big set, but (IMHO) justifiable for Klinger's annotations, which are based on "The Game" of Sherlockian criticism, rather than straight literary criticism. And the matched spines look great on a shelf. But they're heavy as hell. I may need to invest in a book stand.
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