Friday, April 10, 2015

The Secret Journal of Ichabod Crane - Review

The Secret Journal of Ichabod CraneThe Secret Journal of Ichabod Crane by Alex Irvine
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published September 16th 2014 by Three Rivers Press

“I am Ichabod Crane, born in the year 1747. It seems this is the year 2013 Anno Domini, and I have been given new life—how, I know not; why, I know not. I will discern the truth—if, that is, I can keep my head.”
In "Sleepy Hollow," a supernatural twist on Washington Irving's classic short story, Ichabod Crane has been pulled two-and-a-half centuries through time to find that he and detective Abbie Mills are humanity's last hope in the war against evil. Passionate, intelligent, and wryly funny, Crane has always used journals to collect thoughts and documents that may prove useful later, and The Secret Journal of Ichabod Crane offers an unprecedented look at the battle also raging inside his fascinating mind.

On the pages within, Crane shares new memories of the American Revolution; more amusing reflections on modern-day phenomena, from the Internet to Election Day; and private thoughts about Abbie, Katrina, and others. He also includes hidden case files; secret Freemason puzzles; selections from George Washington's mysterious Bible; and photos, letters, and drawings he has collected along the way. Filled with detail about past battles and vanquished monsters, as well as clues about those he and Abbie have yet to face, this journal is not just the ultimate repository for fans, but the key to Sleepy Hollow’s future—and the world’s.  

Ichabod really isn't as charming in his head as he thinks he is. It's one think to act that way with people but when it's just him it needs toning down.
By multiple levels.

It's basically a recap of the first season, with a few details thrown in, which is great if one needs a recap or feels like revisiting it. But, of course, at times I felt like I could have probably simply re-watched the first season in the time it took me to read it.

While it was fun getting in Ichabod's head gotta love seeing his take on modern advances, it felt prolonged with parts just glazed over with minor details.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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