Saturday, November 27, 2004

chabon

Michael Chabon's Final Solution is a nearly perfect homage to Conan Doyle and his marvellous creation Sherlocke Holmes. The Old Man as Holmes is referred to has retired to his apiary in the country, well into his nineties and England well into the Second World War. A mute boy with a number-reciting parrot and a murder are the elements the Old Man must unscramble. Chabon clearly loves Sir ACD and the pleasure that went into the production of The Final Solution is obvious. 120 pages, often funny, poignant when it needs to be. Chabon proves himself an elegant miniaturist.

Mister Nouse

1 Comments:

At December 3, 2004 at 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at this reading with Michael where he read an excerpt of the piece--not only he's a good writer but he is also a very good performer.

 

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