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Entah mengapa minggu ini lebih rajin posting meme daripada review =p Kali ini mau coba ikutan meme yang digagas Ren, Friday’s Recommendation. Jadi kita merekomendasikan sebuah buku, bisa untuk diterjemahkan, atau untuk direkomendasikan pada para pembaca lainnya.

Edisi perdana ini, aku ingin merekomendasikan sebuah buku yang sudah pernah kureview sebelumnya, The Sherlockian (Graham Moore). Nggak tau sih, udah ada penerbit Indonesia yang rencananya menerbitkan (atau sedang menerjemahkan) buku ini. Tapi karena belum pernah dengar kabarnya, rasanya buku ini layak aku masukkan ke Friday’s Recommendation kali ini.

Kenapa? Karena Sherlock Holmes adalah salah satu tokoh detektif paling fenomenal, dan cerita menyangkut Holmes maupun Arthur Conan Doyle selalu seru untuk diikuti. Apalagi kisah di Sherlockian ini membahas tentang pembunuhan yang berusaha dipecahkan oleh anggota perkumpulan pencinta Sherlock Holmes. Seru, dari awal sampai akhir. Mudah-mudahan ada yang mau terjemahin ya.

Berikut sedikit sinopsis buku bergenre mystery/thriller ini:

In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, anticipating the detective’s next adventure, only to find the unthinkable: his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning — crowds sported black armbands in grief — and railed against Conan Doyle as his assassin.

Then in 1901, just as abruptly as Conan Doyle had “murdered” Holmes in “The Final Problem,” he resurrected him. Though the writer kept detailed diaries of his days and work, Conan Doyle never explained this sudden change of heart. After his death, one of his journals from the interim period was discovered to be missing, and in the decades since, has never been found.

Or has it?

When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he’s about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the missing diary. But when the world’s leading Doylean scholar is found murdered in his hotel room, it is Harold – using wisdom and methods gleaned from countless detective stories – who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer.

Mau ikutan merekomendasikan buku juga? Yuk!