Chandri MacLeod (chandri) wrote,
Chandri MacLeod

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Oh. Gods. Has anybody ever read The Beekeeper's Apprentice? Because... because... oh gods. It's a Mary Sue novel. Observe:

In 1915, long since retired from his observations of criminal humanity, Sherlock Holmes is engaged in a reclusive study of honeybee behaviour on the Sussex Downs. Never did he think to meet an intellect to match his own - until his acquaintance with Miss Mary Russell, a very modern fifteen-year-old whose mental acuity is equaled only by her audacity, tenacity, and penchant for trousers and cloth caps.

Under Holmes' tutelage, Russell hones her talent for deduction, disguises, and danger: in the chilling case of a landowner's mysterious fever and in a kidnapping in the wilds of Wales. But her ultimate challenge is yet to come. Soon the two sleuths are on the trail o fa murderer whose machinations scatter meaningless clues... but whose objective is quite unequivocal: to end Russell and Holmes's partnership - and their lives.

Oh, my poor, poor Watson! Tossed aside for a skinny little "audacious" scrap of a Sue! Oh, gods. Poor Holmes. Why, why do people do this? There are six others. And already I am in ways rooting for the villain. "A very modern fifteen-year-old?" Who cross-dresses? And is a "match for Holmes' intelligence?" Blasphemy! Profanity! *wibble* On the other hand, you have to admire the woman for getting published what many thousands of fangirls have probably written, up to and including me.

And this is for school. O.O
Tags: general geek, i weep for the species, school

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