The Eftsoons Writer

Do Ian Fleming’s Bond Novels Really Need An Update?

In February 2023, Ian Fleming Publications, LTS announced ahead of their April 2023 reissue of the James Bond novels that certain terms would be updated and disclaimers added as a sort of “trigger” warning for people unused to  More specifically, they changed language surrounding racial descriptions. For instance, Live and Let Die refers to Black Americans as…

Holmes Family Rules–Or Not

Mycroft Holmes was a much larger and stouter man than Sherlock.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Mycroft Holmes is Sherlock Holmes’ elder brother. In fact, as John Watson knotes in “The Greek Interpreter” Sherlock makes no mention of his family at all. This seems to be insignificant when you consider Mycroft appears not long before Sir…

Beyond Sherlock: The Injustice Done to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Far from being a popular fiction icon, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a literary figure that belongs on every syllabus for reasons that go beyond Sherlock Holmes. Holmes may be the direct inspiration behind figures such as Lord Peter Wimsey, Albert Campion, and the latent inspiration for James Bond and Jack Reacher, but far too…

4 Reasons Sherlock Holmes is the GOAT Detective

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday being on May 22, I thought it fitting to include a few posts on his most popular creation of all time. Sherlock Holmes in the 21st century is ubiquitous. He’s had more movie, stage, and television adaptations that any other fictional character.  Even more telling are the sheer number of…


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I am a life-long bibliophile. This blog began as an attempt to ket my love of great literature out into the world. After my own experience with classic literature and mental health, I wanted to give others the same opportunity to find that one piece of literature that gives them hope. When I’m not blogging, I’m writing great content for businesses, parenting a very rowdy Quaker parrot, knitting, and serving my faith community.

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