- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Virgin Publishing (December 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0753505363
- ISBN-13: 978-0753505366
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,988,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Man Who Became Sherlock Holmes: The Tortured Mind of Jeremy Brett Paperback – December, 2001
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I just finished Robert Stuart Davies Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett As Sherlock Holmes and Dancing In The Moonlight, and now have read this book.
I start my review for The Man Who Became Sherlock Holmes with this: For a work of fiction it was very interesting reading. Why, do you ask, that I consider this a work of fiction?
Well, my main concern is, nowhere in this book does the author cite a SINGLE source for the supposed intimate, personal and first hand information that he writes as the "truth". I find ANY biography of a recently deceased person that is unable to cite sources HIGHLY suspicious.
What makes this even more disheartening is the intimate, supposedly truthful events he reports in this book while not saying where or even how he received this information.
Information about affairs, sexual preferences, delusional public episodes, even Mr Brett supposedly being molested as a child! When dealing with SUCH personal information-if an author cannot say where he received such info than as a responsible reader I feel all info should be taken as FICTION, salacious gossip and slander-period. Which is ironic as the author writes of Mr Brett's struggle to keep his private life private-so how exactly was such intimate info learned about such a private man? One would realistically surmise that it's inaccurate and fictitious at best.Read more ›
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I read this book from the beginning to the end, though I hated it. It's a perfect example of what must not be done. A real biographer always says where he found his informations. Read morePublished on May 12, 2010 by Bretfan
You get an insight into Jeremy's character and exactly why his Sherlock Holmes is brilliant. I have often wondered why he wasn't as big a star as his English counterparts,... Read morePublished on June 4, 2002