Finally, for avid Sherlockians of the old school who know well the tales of the great detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this retelling of the Sherlock Holmes saga will give new insight into two of the greatest fictional minds in mystery literature, Sherlock Holmes and his arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2015.

There was a problem loading your book clubs. This seven-volume work on the master detective represents a reworking of the entire Holmes Saga for a modern audience ready at last for the ultimate Holmes adventure dealing with the rivalry between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty. Living Souvenirs: How to Grow 6 Stunning Hawaiian Flowers at Home. This starts out with a good premise however it soon becomes apparent that the author needs an editor.

The Reichenbach Falls are located in the lower part of the Reichenbactal valley, 1.2 miles south of Meiringen and 16 miles east of Interlaken.

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Those who have enjoyed previous novels of ideas such as "The Magic Mountain" by Thomas Mann, "The Sleepwalkers" or "The Death of Virgil" by Herman Broch, "The Man Without Qualities" by Robert Musil, or "Remembrance of Things Past" by Marcel Proust will find this book to be a rare treat. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Ten stars, ! Reichenbach Falls, Meiringen, Switzerland: the end of Sherlock Holmes – the first time. It is driven electrically and there is a crossing point for up and downhill driving, 24 persons per carriage. An eventful interplay of the Sherlock novels and the Sherlock Moments in the Haslital. 1, and have decided this isn't what I'm looking for in a Sherlock Holmes book. The railway climbs 244 meters and takes 7 minutes.

Please try again. The most striking and world famous is the highest of the three. The Confessions of Sherlock Holmes is an encyclopedic novel written in an innovative and experimental form. In most cases, items shipped from may be returned for a full refund. While the hike is particularly fun if you’re with a Sherlock fan, the Reichenbach Falls provide a beautiful destination, regardless of your affinity for Sherlock Holmes. I recommend the work to anyone who is a Holmes fan and to those who have yet to get to know him. When a FanGirl reaches the summit of her fictional character's demise, it's an emotional moment.

The Reichenbachfall railway was built in 1899 to plans by Franz Josef Bucher from Obwalden. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. I have just finished the fifth volume in the series of seven.

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Already in 1899, a funicular railway was built u to this unique attraction. This multi-volume set should be in the collection of Sherlock Holmes fans. Photo credit: Julie Thompson-Adolf, Garden Geek Traveling Mom. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.

Agree with previous reviewer, Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2016. From there you have recurring views of the spectacle from platforms. All Rights Reserved. In just 7 minutres the legendary Reichebach Funicular ascends to the place where Sherlock Holmes supposedly met his end.

Its scope and style make particular demands upon the reader and presume a grounding in the humanities and the Western Canon of literary and philosophical works. Actually there are three waterfalls where the Reichenbach falls to its confluence with the Aare valley. In 1918, the railway was sold to Elektrowerke Reichenbach AG in Meiringen. Readers who enjoy a challenge such as those who attempt the later novels of Henry James will find this work meets their standards for a reading experience and will find that each successive volume will build upon those that have preceded it.

Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2015. The hike to the falls is a 6-7 km round trip hike which takes an estimated 3 hours to complete. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Your email address will not be published. The ironworks from Roll'schen was entrusted with the construction. This book contains over 830,000 words, even at that length, every few pages I find myself marveling at whatever it is I have just read. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I made it to about 14% of Vol. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. This site uses cookies. Included with a Kindle Unlimited membership. Visiting Reichenbach Falls and 221B Baker Street. If Sherlock Holmes was your favorite detective as a child and waterfalls are high on your list, the Reichenbach Falls above Meiringen, Switzerland are a must see. These cookies are necessary for the site function.

You don't need to be a scholar though to enjoy it, just curious. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. If the system permitted I'd rate it 10 STARS! As with the original creator of the sleuth, Mengert has an insatiable appetite for developing the story and character through descriptive analysis in philosophy, history and politics of the era. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The only question was how? It is approximately 120 meters and is illuminated at night. In 1976 the railway licence was renewed until 2026. Directions.

An overture to the naturel spectacle of the Reichenbach Falls and the fight between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty connected for all time with it.

Art Historian. I look forward to the next. Visiting Reichenbach Falls. In 1893 Conan Doyle visited Reichenbach Falls in the northern Swiss Alps. These cookies are used to provide you with useful information based on recent browser data.

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There are two ways to get to Reichenbach Falls: hiking to them and taking the funicular. An eventful interplay of the Sherlock novels and the Sherlock Moments in the Haslital. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Holmes must die. The book drags on and on and the fact this is volume 1 is all you need to know. We also recommend this book to those who enjoyed two recent studies of vast scope and erudition: "Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds" by Harold Bloom and readers of "Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts" by Clive James. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

The Wager at Reichenbach Falls: The Confessions of Sherlock Holmes Paperback – Unabridged, April 9, 2018 by Tom Mengert (Author) 3.9 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

Unable to add item to List. A truly EXTRAORDINARY achievement! Spray and mist are widely visible with high water or wind. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. An overture to the naturel spectacle of the Reichenbach Falls and the fight between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty connected for all time with it. It can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven," the theological speculations that provide a unifying theme of the book will awaken a sustained reflection upon the meaning of human life in all its aspects as all serious literature attempts to do.

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With the purchase of a new engine in 1931 the train experienced a technical improvement and in 1957 the chief engineer was replaced by automation. I can't imagine continuing with this boring tale. What a wonderful read the entire series of seven books represent! But I will confine my words here to Volume One. In his own mind, the matter was settled.

Recent years have witnessed an explosion in the genre of the Sherlock Holmes pastiche. Please try again. I like action and adventure, and sometimes a retelling of a case from another POV, if it's interesting enough.

This is a work of genius, of that I have no doubt. From the mountain station, a footpath continues. Certain prerequisites should be kept in mind before purchasing this book.

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