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Outside the Spotlight by Sophie Weeks

Outside the Spotlight by Sophie Weeks: Isabella, who stars in a French Christmas carol, lives in a land of all things Christmas: every song, story, poem, and legend about this holiday coexists in one place. However, after several centuries she’s grown tired of her monotonous existence and decides to vacation in the land of Mystery, where she meets the famous Sherlock Holmes. There are some strange philosophical issues raised here, but suffice it to say that these characters know they are characters but they remain fairly autonomous nonetheless. Many writers talking about how their characters often will do things they don’t expect, and this sort of takes that to the next level. Sherlock’s presence is slightly gratuitous, but it remains a very fun story, especially delightful to anyone who’s ever dabbled in writing fiction.

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