The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.by Nicholas Meyer
Pub. Date: 09/17/1993
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
First discovered and then painstakingly edited and annotated by Nicholas Meyer, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution related the astounding and
Back in print to tie-in with The Canary Trainer, this "rediscovered" Sherlock Holmes adventure recounts the unique collaboration of Holmes and Sigmund Freud in the solution of a mystery on which the lives of millions may depend.
First discovered and then painstakingly edited and annotated by Nicholas Meyer, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution related the astounding and previously unknown collaboration of Sigmund Freud with Sherlock Holmes, as recorded by Holmes's friend and chronicler, Dr. John H. Watson. In addition to its breathtaking account of their collaboration on a case of diabolic conspiracy in which the lives of millions hang in the balance, it reveals such matters as the real identity of the heinous professor Moriarty, the dark secret shared by Sherlock and his brother Mycroft Holmes, and the detective's true whereabouts during the Great Hiatus, when the world believed him to be dead.
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I found this to be an excellent Sherlock Holmes pastiche very much in the style of Doyle himself. The interactions with Holmes and Sigmund Freud, while fanciful, were very well done and easily imagined. Watson was written very true to his character as was Holmes and the last half of the book was thrilling and very satisfying. A great read overall and one I would recommend to any fan of the adventures of John Watson, MD and Sherlock Holmes. Looking forward to reading the other Holmes adventures written by this same author.
I enjoyed this more than I expected: the entire premise of Freud vs Holmes seemed ridiculous, but the author makes it work fantastically. It's fascinating to imagine an alternate reality on Moriarty, and I was provoked with real sympathy for Holmes' unhealthy addiction. If you've read the canons & have a craving for more Holmes, this is HIGHLY recommended over any other Holmes "fan-written" books.
I think this is the best of the non-Conan Doyle adventures. Not only is this a great addition to the Sherlock Holmes canon, it is an entertaining adventure in its own right. I have given this to several of my friends who have not read other Holmes stories and each of them has liked this book very much. For me, this is a welcome visit with old friends which far exceeded my expectations.
Possibly the best Sherlockian story ever! Holmes is brilliant, and Sigmund Frued is genius. If you love Sherlock Holmes, and his adventures, then this is a must-read. Take it from me, I've read it at least 10 times.
I enjoyed this book tremendously. After reading the first chapter, I didn't think that I was going to like it because of its deviation from the canon. But I read on and found the book to be so entertaining and well written that I just kind of ignored the deviation from Doyle's Holmes stories. And by the time I had finished the book, I no longer had a problem with it at all. I think that Nicholas Meyer did a great job with Holmes' character and his relationship with Watson. I was also thoroughly impressed with Meyer's knowledge of Doyle's work. I would recommend the book unless you just detest anything that deviates from the canon. I also can't really recommend it if you're just looking for a mystery. The book contains a bit of mystery but it's more about the characters.
Meyer understands the Holmes/Watson relationship very well and explores it properly in this novel. Some Sherlockians have been critical of Meyer's pastiches and his tendency to 'name drop' famous people of the era into his works. I think this is unwarranted and Freud's presence in this work greatly enhanced my enjoyment while fitting naturally into the story-line. A good read and the best of Meyer's three pastiche's...