on June 24, 2005
"A Slight Trick of Mind" is ingenious. It consists of three tightly interwoven stories. Sherlock Homes is well into his senior years, now retired he busies himself as a beekeeper. It is beautifully written as it explores how Holmes is still a viable mind even as he struggles with the indignities of old age. Other top recommendations: "Zorro: A Novel" (Isabella Allende), "My Fractured Life" (Rikki Lee Travolta), and "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" (Mark Haddon).