Sherlock Holmes: The Breath of God by Guy Adams

Posted on 7th October 2011 in Reviews

Fresh from inking his acclaimed genre-spanning hybrid The World House and its sequel Restoration comes Guy Adams, with this latest Sherlock Holmes offering from Titan Books. The Breath of God is an ambitious attempt to evoke the supernatural elements in ways that Conan Doyle never would’ve dared with his Holmes books. One might argue though that The Hound of the Baskervilles certainly came close, in spirit at least, before its paranormal aspects were debunked by Holmes.

Whereas that book drew out its spooky themes until fairly late in the book, ultimately revoking their air of mystery in a burst of Holmes-based reasoning, logic and common-sense deduction, The Breath of God takes a quite different approach. In Adams’ novel it’s a case of Holmes declaring logic and reasoning as ultimate, as rip-roaring demonic outbursts and otherworldly-inspired goings on would seem to contradict him at every turn. Click here to read more.. »