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The childhood of Sherlock Holmes, the butler's tale

El libro nos cuenta la infancia del detective, cómo es que llegó a ser la persona que nosotros conocemos en los libros de Conan Doyle, la vida con su familia y los eventos que sucedieron para darle forma al detective que todos conocemos.
Estoy a punto de terminar el libro, y sólo puedo decir que es maravilloso para todos los amantes de nuestro querido detective.
No es de Conan Doyle por supuesto, sus novelas acaban hasta donde nosotros conocemos y de la infancia de Sherlock nunca aprendemos nada, mas que tiene un hermano más grande.
El estilo es un poco más rebuscado que el de Doyle y hay que admitir que unas cosas suenan demasiado increíbles como para creer, eso de que los dos niños tengan un habla sumamente desarrollada a los dos años es demasiado extraño, que lean y sepan francés y latín apenas con cuatro años es todavía más extraño.
Pero todo lo demás no va por mal camino, las explicaciones y razones que da Mona Morstein al porque el rechazo de Sherlock hacia las mujeres y su gusto por la química, los criminales es fantástico. Es algo que uno puede imaginar que viniera del mismo Conan Doyle, y además es interesante ver lo que alguien más puede imaginar del detective.
Les digo, apenas voy a acabarlo, me faltan todavía unos 5 o 6 capítulos, pero ha valido la pena hasta ahora.
El único inconveniente es que sólo lo venden en inglés y es bastante difícil de conseguir, pero si tienen la oportunidad, y les gusta, lo recomiendo.
Más abajo les dejo lo que dice en la contraportada.
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The book relates us the childhood of the detective, how is it that he became the person we know in the book of Conan Doyle, his life with his family, the events that happened to shape the detective we all know.
I'm just about to finish it, and I can only say that is amazing for all the lovers of our precious detective.
Is not from Conan Doyle obviously, his novels end where we all know and there is nothing from Sherlock's childhood, we don't learn anything except that he has an elder brother.
The style is a bit more complex that the one of Doyle, and I've got to admit that there are some things tah are too incredible to believe, for example that the two boys have a wonderful fluent speech by 2 years is weird, that they know french and latin by 4 is even weirder.
Everything else is not too bad, the reasons that Mona Morstein gives as to why Sherlock hates women, his like for chemistry and criminals is fantastic. Is something one can imagine coming from Conan Doyle, and is interesting seeing what someone else can invent of him.
I tell you, I'm just about to finish, I have still 5 or 6 chapters left, but it's been worthy.
The only inconvinient, is that is only available in English and it's pretty hard to get, but if you have the chance and you like it, I highy recommend it.
Here, what it says in the back.

"Sherlock Holmes' childhood is discovered by a reporter, Josiah Cobett, who in 1894 tracks down the mysterious past that Holmes has worked so hard to conceal. From the stories he uncovers throughout the course of his research, a comprehensive portrait emerges of Holmes as a youth. For the first time the world is introduced to the childhood factors that shaped Holmes into the brilliant, yet emotionally crippled man he is in adulthood. We learn the facts of his childhood and see how those early years led to his reticence about discussing his past, his lack of interest in women, and his abhorrence of socializing. We learn what it was like to be a genius in rural Victorian England. How did Holmes develop an interest in the violin, in chemistry, and in crime? What was his relationship with his more brilliant elder brother? How did the brothers develop their gifts of observation and deduction? All these questions and more are finally resolved in the course of a gripping narrative"

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