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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
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Good-Bye, Chunky Rice by Craig Thompson
Hamster Princess: Of Mice and Magic by Ursula Vernon
Hunters of Chaos by Crystal Velasquez
I See Kitty by Yasmine Surovec
Little Robot by Ben Hatke
Locke & Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill
The Long Utopia by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #3: Rarity by Katie Cook
One Book in the Grave by Kate Carlisle
The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel by Patti Laboucane-Benson
Sherlock Bones 1 by Yuma Ando
Summer Showers by Kate Hannigan
Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman
Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow
Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety by Marjorie Garber
Wandering Son: Volume 2 by Shimura Takako

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Sherlock Bones 1: 04/14/16

Sherlock Bones 1 by Yuma Ando

Sherlock Bones 1 by Yuma Ando is the first of a seven book manga series inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's detective. Imagine if you will, that Sherlock Holmes was real and has been reincarnated into the body of a dog. Further imagine that Sherlock can talk to the reincarnation of Watson, this time a school aged Japanese kid.

My main problem with the book is the main character's lacking suspension of disbelief. I'm more willing to go with the dog's version of things than Takeru is. When Takeru isn't questioning everything "Sherdog" as he's dubbed his pet, the two of them can act as detective and assistant.

Sherlock show's his abilities first with an apparent innocent fender bender. When does a driver want to admit culpability straight away in a crash? When he has something worse to hide. Sherlock knows this and through his ability to communicate with Takeru is able to solve a worse crime.

It was a fun and relatively quick read but I'm not itching to read more.

Three stars

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