Wishful Wednesday #5
Beberapa minggu lalu barusan posting tentang meme ini, dan minggu ini rasanya nggak tahan buat nggak posting lagi. Ini gara-gara buku yang habis dibaca bikin kepingin baca buku lain yang berkaitan. Berikut adalah buku yang pengin kubaca setelah baca buku tertentu:
A Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author: Lyndsay Faye
Published April 28th 2009 by Simon & Schuster (first published April 11th 2009)
From the gritty streets of nineteenth century London, the loyal and courageous Dr. Watson offers a tale unearthed after generations of lore: the harrowing story of Sherlock Holmes's attempt to hunt down Jack the Ripper.
As England's greatest specialist in criminal detection, Sherlock Holmes is unwavering in his quest to capture the killer responsible for terrifying London's East End. He hires an "unfortunate" known as Mary Ann Monk, the friend of a fellow streetwalker who was one of the Ripper's earliest victims; and he relies heavily on the steadfast and devoted Dr. John H. Watson. When Holmes himself is wounded in Whitechapel during an attempt to catch the savage monster, the popular press launches an investigation of its own, questioning the great detective's role in the very crimes he is so fervently struggling to prevent. Stripped of his credibility, Holmes is left with no choice but to break every rule in the desperate race to find the madman known as "the Knife" before it is too late.
A masterly re-creation of history's most diabolical villain, Lyndsay Faye's debut brings unparalleled authenticity to the atmosphere of Whitechapel and London in the fledgling days of tabloid journalism and recalls the ideals evinced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most beloved and world-renowned characters. Jack the Ripper's identity, still hotly debated around the world more than a century after his crimes were committed, remains a mystery ripe for speculation. Dust and Shadow explores the terrifying prospect of tracking a serial killer without the advantage of modern forensics, and the result is a lightning-paced novel brimming with historical detail that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Why do I want to read this book?
Ini gara-gara The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz aku jadi ketagihan baca cerita kasus Holmes. Sebelumnya aku 'takut' buat baca cerita Holmes yang nggak ditulis oleh penciptanya, yaitu Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Takut kecewa, takut nggak sesuai harapan, dan takut merusak image Holmes deskripsi Sir Arthur Conan Doyle yang sudah terpatri (ceileeh, bahasanya) di benakku. Tapi ternyata setelah baca karya Anthony Horowitz, aku nggak kecewa, tapi malah jadi ketagihan kisah Holmes yang lain, secara aku udah baca hampir semua kisah Holmes karya Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Semoga sesuai harapan dan bisa mengobati kangen tulisan Sir Arthur dan kisah duo Holmes dan Watson. Semoga terkabul! Amin!