Writer of the book "Young Sherlock Holmes", from the screenplay of Chris Columbus. (first published in USA by Pocket Books, 1985)
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[from the acknowledgments in his novelization of Young Sherlock Holmes] Although there have been many so-called Sherlock Holmes "pastiches", no-one can make the attempt without devoting study to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. In doing so one gains a respect for them and their creator which is quite profound. I cannot adequately describe their ability to suspend one's disbelief; it is a form of...
When he wrote the novelization of Young Sherlock Holmes
(1985), he included British spellings like colour; he also makes reference to names and philosophers that might be lost on a young audience, and uses the word lovemaking, which is unusual in a novelization based on a family film. He also dedicated three chapters (42 pages) to Egyptian history. In the book, Watson wrote up Young Sherlock ...