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To echo the chorus, this book is quite disappointing. I surfed through the book staying aloft solely on its intriguing premise-- Sherlock Holmes (unnamed as such but recognizable just the same) survived Reichenbach Falls to live into the 20th century as a reclusive beekeeper and becomes embroiled in an intrigue involving a parrot spouting cryptic numbers perhaps related to Nazi atrocities. It never delivers on the premise, falling prey to an overly ostentatious writing style that suffocates the reader--even one who is susceptible to writing that is not dumbed-down and a bit baroque. Chabon uses a similar style in the yarn he's currently serializing in the New York Times Book Review. In this adventure story, it works like a charm-- witty, erudite, quite appropriate to its subject. I wanted to like Final Solution, I really did. Yet, I only finished it because it was so short.