Baker Street Babes Ep. 66: Mr. Holmes Reaction

I don’t usually link BSB episodes over here because there are quite a lot of them, but I wanted to give a special shoutout to our most recent one.

Our topic was a general reaction to Mr. Holmes as a film, but, as often happens, that focus jumpstarted several others, some of them unusually deep and experimental for a Holmes podcast.

Among other things, we discussed:

  • Viewing Holmes as an immortal archetype vs. a mortal man
  • The open-endedness of Holmes’s story in contrast with other detectives like Poirot
  • The tendency for writers to give an older Holmes serious issues to confront like dementia and war
  • Does Holmes actually die in any pastiches? Why are we so hesitant to kill him?
  • Holmes’s “superhero” or “mythical arc” as a hero who has already cheated death.

I found my fellow Babes’ comments particularly enlightening (and sometimes hilarious) this time around, and I think you will, too.

Notes: The episode is not spoiler-free and contains many spoilers for Mr. Holmes. The BSB podcast frequently contains strong language. Listen at your own risk.

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How to purchase my Sherlock Holmes novels:

(Book 1) The Detective and the Woman: A Novel of Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores and e-bookstores worldwide including in the USA Amazon,Barnes and Noble and Classic Specialities – and in all electronic formats including Amazon Kindle , iTunes(iPad/iPhone) and Kobo.

(Book 2) The Detective, The Woman and The Winking Tree: A Novel of Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores and e-bookstores worldwide including in the USA Amazon,Barnes and Noble and Classic Specialities – and in all electronic formats including Amazon Kindle , iTunes(iPad/iPhone) and Kobo.

(Book 3) The Detective The Woman and The Silent Hive is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide from Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle.

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