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Sherlock Bones 1: 04/14/16
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.