Halfway through Hound of the D’Ubervilles…

…which was written by Kim Newman, and which has as its conceit that it is the long-lost memoirs of Sebastian Moran, big-game hunter and right-hand man to Professor Moriarty*. So far, great fun: Newman’s portrayal of Moran is instantly and comfortably familiar to anyone who is a fan of Harry Flashman, and the multitudinous ironies of that add a certain spice to the stories. Check it out.

Moe Lane

*I refuse to explain who Professor Moriarty is.


  • Kay B. Day says:

    LOL,Moe, that’s understandable. I must’ve read those stories a zillion times when I was younger and I still read them every now and then. I recently re-read Ivanhoe as well.Didn’t know about Newman’s book; will have to check it out. Making my way through Levin’s ‘Ameritopia’ right now. Just for the hell of it, I re-read some Horace today in honor of Breitbart. I always thought of Breitbart when I read Horace. I think it was the fact Horace told us we would remember him and considering we do and when he lived, well, that is impressive. Random thoughts late on a Friday when I am the only soul in the house awake. Velly pleasant.

  • PubliusNV says:

    I always had a sneaking admiration for Moriarty. I also read those stories over and over back when I was in junior high and high school. Fond memories. Thanks for the pointer, Moe, the book sounds like a hoot. I’ll have to look for it.

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