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Christine Chapman

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Critically important story about Diversity in Tech

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-17

Incredible narrator and a critical story about sexism and racism in tech and startup culture. The way this story covers so many aspects like the Pipeline problem excuse, the way uneven distribution of childcare duties plays out, power dynamics, sexual harassment, double standards, online harassment, mansplaining, nice guys in tech, calling women who disagree with you crazy, etc so effortlessly and complexly is incredible.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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James' performance is phenomenal

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-17

The painful scenes in this book are even more heartbreaking because of the emotions he conveys

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Stephen Fry's performance is phenomenal

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-17

I cannot recommend this enough. Stephen's agony in The Final Problem as Watson tells us what happened, his portrayal of the eery mood of The Hound of the Baskervilles, or the fear in His Last Bow, brings the story to life in a way all other medium have failed so far. His commentary before each section provided interesting insights that even more seasoned Holmes fans may find new.

I couldn't get through a whole review without saying that this read through has convinced me more than ever that Arthur Conan Doyle wrote Holmes and Watson as queer, but couldn't be explicit about it due to the intolerance of the time period. All the signs are there.

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