The Progress of Sherlock Holmes

by ivyblossom


Ship
John / Sherlock
Word Count
62006
Plot
Character Study, Romance

Author's Summary

“I had,” he said, “come to an entirely erroneous conclusion, my dear Watson, how dangerous it always is to reason from insufficient data.” — Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band

Comments

Take a chance on the first-person present tense narration – it’s well done and you get to exist in Sherlock Holmes’ head in a fabulous, unique way. It’s incredible that Ivy Blossom pulled off that technique for 60,000 words and it never grew cumbersome. This fic is different in kind from most Johnlock romances – half character exploration, half slowburn romance, this fic gets deep into Sherlock’s head and lets you revel in it. We worked on Saturday for this one, just because we wanted to give it its time and read it slowly and we were glad we did. Thoroughly engaging, beautifully narrated, and with a squee-worthy, stunning finish, this is one of the greats.

Characterization

Spot On

Pacing

Slow

Tone

Poignant, Hot