The Adventure of the Peerless Peer

Philip Josť Farmer
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The Adventure of the Peerless Peer

Thomcat
7/10/2016
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Two stars on goodreads means "it was okay" and that's an apt description of this. It has fun elements (Holmes and Watson and Greystoke) and silliness (from page 4, a bacillus modified by chemical means to only eat sauerkraut). It also plays fast and loose with the characters, which are mostly caricatures in this short novel / long story / novella.

This is a reissue of an earlier work by Philip José Farmer, with some additional framing elements and comments for the series. The author collects many pulp characters and stars under the umbrella of the Wold Newton meteorite. In service of that mythos, many names are dropped in the story - far more than reasonable. That plus writing which isn't really up to snuff brings the overall rating down.

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