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Review: Moriaty the Patriot, Vol. 1 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi (Spoiler-Free)

Tell me anything is like BBC Sherlock and I will read it. And probably love it. That certainly reigns true for Moriarty the Patrior, Vol. 1. This series is a backstory for Jim Moriarty and follows him in his adolescence/young adulthood as he becomes a consulting criminal with the goal of taking down the classism plaguing aristocratic England. This installment includes 3 main stories all featuring schemes and clever plot twists. By the third one, you can definitely start to spot the formulaic nature, but I don't really care because it's a formula I love every time. If I had one complaint it would be that Moriarty doesn't look like Andrew Scott, but honestly how could anyone do Andrew Scott justice in 2-D. (This is a joke, but also it isn't. You would hear no complaints from me if Moriarty in this series slowly morphed into Andrew Scott with no explanation.)

I definitely plan on continuing the series! Seems perfect for a reading slump.


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