This was fun book with a large vocabulary, colorful characters and a bunch of laughs.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
It has been ages since I’ve read a Sherlock Holmes and if I was better read in a few other classics, then maybe I wouldn’t have been as irritated with this book as I was until the punch line four pages form the end. I bought it for the art, honestly. The art is great by the way. The whole time I am reading this book I was getting more and more frustrated — too many ghost from other things I couldn’t quite name (expect for Holmes) floating around. And too little steampunk expect for the art. Then four pages from the end, like a slap in the face, is the punchline and bang it’s over. I liked it overall. Graphic novels are always a balance of art and story. The are here is one of my favorite styles, busy detailed black and white lines. But, part of me thinks if it wasn’t so short that feeling of irritation may have forced me to put it down before I got to the end.