So the book giveaway ended up with 66 comments on LJ, 15 on Facebook, and 26 on the WordPress blog. I used a random number generator to pick three winners. Congratulations to:
I’ll be getting in touch with the three of you about the details. Thanks to everyone who entered! (And for those who want to check out the books but don’t want to wait for my next giveaway, might I suggest putting in a request at the local library?)
Anyway, on to the movie chat. Amy and I went out on a real, live date yesterday to see Sherlock Holmes. (Pop quiz — is it a good idea or a bad idea to take your wife to a movie that has Jude Law and a topless Robert Downey Junior?)
My first complaint is that the whole thing is just a ripoff of House. I mean, really. Holmes is just House without the limp, and his sidekick Watson is totally Wilson. Come on, they barely even changed the names!!!
Seriously, I enjoyed it. Didn’t think it was the most brilliant film of the decade, but it was a fun romp. I’m not an avid reader of Doyle, so I can’t say how true the film stayed to the book, but it worked for me. I do wish we had seen a little more of Holmes’ deductions over the course of the movie instead of getting the whole thing explained in one lump at the end, but I understand why they decided to tell the story that way, trying to keep the audience in suspense.
My biggest complaint … involves spoilers. More