Sunday, November 11, 2007

"The Game Is a Tribute" in HOUSE UNAUTHORIZED

House Unauthorized, the latest in the Smart Pop series of books, is out and contains my essay "The Game Is a Tribute", in which I compare Dr. Gregory House to Sherlock Holmes.

Why do we love Holmes, while we love to hate House? I suggest that the difference is one of narrative voice: Watson exists as both a sounding board and an apologist for Holmes, while House — the same imperious figure — is trapped in an egalitarian, postmodern culture with nothing but the gaze of the camera with which to plead his case. Check it out.

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