The Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson, M.D.

The Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson, M.D.

by Nicholas Meyer (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393312416
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/17/1995
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nicholas Meyer lives in Los Angeles.

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Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson, M.D. 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
comtso on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I thoroughly enjoy Nicholas Meyer's Sherlock Holmes. He is true to the canon but goes a bit beyond to give us a nice view of the man. I liked the "Seven Percent Solution" and "The West End Horror" and found that "The Canary Trainer" is not as good. Although it was a good idea to put Holmes in the middle of "The Phantom of the Opera"'s plot, it removes all sense of surprise and gives an annoying sense of déja-vu if you know Leroux's book, as I did.Holmes' voice is well-written and Irene Adler is as lovely and as clever as ever. Meyer is a enthusiastic follower of Baring-Gould's theories about Holmes and the book finishes with a mention of Montenegro...In all, it was the lesser book of a wonderful Holmesian series.
craso on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Another title for this book could be "Sherlock Holmes meets The Phantom of the Opera." Nicholas Meyer does a good job of intertwining the two story lines. Meyer also throws in "The Woman" Irene Adler from "A Scandal in Bohemia" and exploits the minor plot device of Sherlock's violin playing. Using the characters and plot line from the Phantom ads spice to an otherwise average Sherlockian tale.
sdav65 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Very good book. Enjoyed the characters.Love this quote from the book"The assualts we perpetrate upon our fragile shell, Watson! I see you shake your head at the wonder of it. And yet these feeble bodies of ours still manage to protect oue fluttering souls!"
Redsfan on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I was lucky enough to get the advance reader's copy of this intriguing mystery.