In this one, Holmes goes to Paris to sort out the problem of the Phantom of the Opera. When I heard of this book I wondered what would happen if Sherlock was given the case of the phantom of the opera. For example the revealing the murderer quite early on, and also the plot was quite unresolved. The overarching plot of a mysterious being haunting the Opera and mentoring a young soprano remains the same; with a Holmes made less a figure only of cold reason and some changes in sub-plots, the story was fresh enough that I was still uncertain whether the Phantom is supernatural even knowing the original. He obviously did some research before he wrote this book because Vernier is actually a legitimate Sherlock Holmes character. I love Sherlock Holmes and I love the Phantom of the Opera. Lastly, I found the ending of the book not shocking, but surprising, which was very nice because I don't like mysteries that end in predictable ways.
And it won't be a Sherlock Holmes story without the presence of the best detective himself. She is very much like Mary, Dr Watson's wife. I enjoyed the snippets of this case and would be intrigued to read more about it, if it happens to be in another work, if not, I would consider petitioning Sam Siciliano to write it! This is my first Sam Siciliano's book, but definitely, won't be the last. He demands an enormous amount of money from the managers for his services. It irritates me to no end, as does the need to pair Erik up with someone other than Christine.
I was not happy with the changes that Siciliano made to Sherlock Holmes's character! But it's definitely worth checking it out. Worse still for me, nearly all of the beloved characters of The Phantom of the Opera come across as quite horrible people. He is portrayed at sniveling brat and it is so annoying and frustrating because the original character despite his occasional flaws went through enormous efforts to protect Christine and win her love. This fellow demands money, a prime viewing box, and his protégé Christine Daaé to be given the starring roles in the operas. I've finished it now and feel I can give it a better review.
How has Siciliano differed from this character?!? He could have easily been his flat-mate and kept well away from him; I know if I did not have quite a good relationship with the person that I lived with, I wouldn't decide to traipse about the continent and risk life and limb to aid them! However, the ending was beautiful and I enjoyed watching the development in Henry Vernier toward his sweetheart, Michelle, as the longer he was away from her and the more danger he found himself in, the more he longed for her with a purer, deeper passion. This was very interesting to me and actually plays a key element in the plot itself. Sherlock Holmes fans of course. Then came the Phantom's side of things. Watson , he keeps bringing up his girlfriend back in London.
There is much to enjoy here in this book. The story itself is well-written and an exceptionally quick and absorbing read. The young man loves his bride-to-be but is also scared that something bad would happen to him. I enjoyed this book very much. The story is pretty much what one would guess. Holmes showed him no revulsion; in fact, he showed contempt for the enemies of Erik and I think that part truly pleased me in the story. Another character who is changed is The Persian.
Now before I carry on with this review, I will give this book's author, Sam Siciliano, some credit. If you consider yourself fit to be a Baker Street Irregular, or are a dedicated member of the Phantom's Phandom, then I cannot recommend this book more highly. I really enjoyed this book, I like how the author has Holmes cousin telling the story rather than having Watson being the one always telling the story. Seems to me that this book was just a chance for Siciliano to make the Holmes character in his own image rather than pay homage to Doyle's well-known detective. A fine addition to the Holmes canon. I encountered several examples of his incompetence firsthand! It hearkens back more to Leroux's novel than this Siciliano one. The Phantom will allow Christine and Raoul their happiness.
He also silences and scolds the young, entitled and abrasive Raoul several times while he and Henry are sneaking around with the Viscount, while following Christine. Holmes decides to befriend the Phantom, humor him, applaud him, and share common likes with him. Just prior to finishing the last few pages I skimmed a few other reviews and was somewhat startled by how vehemently some readers hated this book. Phantom of the Opera Sherlock Holmes When you look at the two, you think 'wow, it'd be so awesome if the two of them met! I have never liked Raoul, and I never understand how people can say that he is a sainted character. I'd be put off by him too! As a Phantom Phan myself, I introduced this delightful piece of literature to my brother, a Sherlockian, who promptly fell dow By far, this is still one of my all-time favorite books. Vernier even thinks to himself that Erik's face isn't too bad and that he's seen worse.
Once upon a time, there was a giant white worm that tormented the people in the area. Not gonna spoil it, but you'll know when you get to it. Raoul may not have been passionate about the arts, but he was certainly a passionate supporter of it. This is basically a retelling of Phantom of the Opera from the perspective of Sherlock Holmes and companion, his cousin Dr. The Daroga would not have helped the Viscount for money, he was doing it because he understood that Erik was wrong to try and force Christine to love him. My latest read The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Angel of the Opera pits the world's greatest detective against the mysterious Phantom of the Opera House in Paris. I have only read one volume of a collection of Conan-Doyle's stories and two of the more famous longer works, including A Study in Scarlett and The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Also, I had all of the songs from the musical in my head the whole time while reading this. Furthermore, I'm pleased that both Holmes and his cousin share a spirited dislike for the boy for he is a boy at twenty and often voice such disapproval. I would venture that while Okay, so, my first review of this book was that it was so terrible I had to put it down. Eventually Holmes and Eric meet and develop a mutual respect for each other. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. The ending is just so god damn hilarious that I couldn't believe what I was reading. One must think if he wears a mask it would be for a good reason, and I liken her actions to taking a false leg from someone and then pointing out they're missing their leg.
There was very little inductive reasoning or startling observations about oth If this was a regular book about a mystery in the English countryside I would give it a 3 stars. Well, everyone except Erik the phantom himself. The parts I loved was someone, finally, making fun of Raoul. Holmes still applies all the logic and deductions of the Doyle the Holmes, but with a different understanding to Sherlock Holmes. I think the novel started off well, but slowly dwindled. The author takes the germ of each character and mixes them together into a tale centered around the Paris Opera House in the late 1890s. Next the maddened Phantom brings down the enormous chandelier down on the audience and the orchestra pit.