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My wife suffers from night blindness so I had to drive her to any nighttime meetings of her writers groups. I should have realized it would only be a matter of time before I got bit by the writing bug.
I was born in Brooklyn New York My wife is from Boston Massachusetts. We have a mixed marriage. She's a Red Sox fan and I'm a Met Fan. We've been married for over twenty five years so I guess I'm doing something right.
We live in Southern Arizona with two very spoiled feline children.
on Sep. 12, 2011 :
I thoroughly enjoyed this "biographical" account of Moriarty's life. Michael Charton breathes life into this character and gives him a rich history and deep motivation. Moriarty tells his story frankly, without hubris or apology, and we the reader listen with captive attention.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Sep. 02, 2011 :
I thought the idea of exploring Moriarty was a brilliant one, as Doyle, it seems to me, did not paint a complete picture of Holmes' nemesis. In fact it makes me wonder why it is that Moritarty has held such an important place in popular culture. What Michael Charton has accomplished with this narrative is to shine a light on that shadowy figure and explain exactly why Holmes considers him the Napoleon of Crime. Charton's Moriarty is a mutli-faceted character capable of not only matching Holmes intellect but perhaps surpassing it. I would recommend this book to anyone who, like me enjoys the Holmes stories. It is interesting that just last week I read "The Final Problem" the Holmes story where Moriarty is introduced. As such I think that it was the perfect time to read this refreshing and original biography. One of the most enjoyable things about it was the fact that interspersed throughout the story come famous men of day from Freud to Oscar Wilde as well as others. If you enjoy the Holmes stories I urge you to read this book it will allow you the unique opportunity to delve further into a wonderful character who really does deserve more attention. Well done Michael
(reviewed within a week of purchase)