Sherlock Book Review - The Lost World Re-Imagined In Lego

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David Marcum

I’ll admit it: I’ve read very little written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – just the rather dull American segments set in the middle of “A Study in Scarlet” and “The Valley of Fear” and nothing else. When I was younger, I forced myself through those segments instead of skipping ahead to return to Dr. Watson’s masterful prose. Thus, I’ve never read “The Lost World” – although I’m aware of it, and its influences on later books. It was with great enjoyment that I was able to page through the edition prepared by James Malcuso, illustrated with Lego figures.



He’s done the same with a number of Sherlock Holmes adventures, and the same fun that he brings to Watson’s writings translates just as well to Conan Doyle’s. One hopes that his creativity long continues!



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In The Lost World, Edward D. Malone, a newspaper reporter for The Daily Gazette, has been assigned to write an article on the irascible Professor George Edward Challenger who has recently returned from South America with unbelievable accounts of prehistoric life on a remote, uncharted plateau deep in the heart of the Amazon. The scientific community in London believes that Challenger is a fraud, so the professor plans a new expedition to establish the veracity of his claims. He asks for volunteers to accompany him, and Malone steps forward in hopes that the perilous journey will impress the woman he loves. They will also be joined by the wealthy adventurer Lord John Roxton and the sceptical Professor Summerlee, who hopes to prove that Challenger is in fact a charlatan. This classic tale by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, helped establish the genre of science fiction and has inspired, since its first publication in 1912, numerous stories, novels and films.

THE LOST WORLD RE-IMAGINED: In this volume, the original and unabridged text of The Lost World is accompanied by sixty-five charming colour photographic illustrations featuring custom designed models built using only LEGO® brand minifigures and bricks. This uniquely illustrated edition is sure to delight LEGO enthusiasts, as well as fans of the writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, children and adults alike.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies. The LEGO Group has not been involved in nor has it in any way licensed or authorized the publication of this book.


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