The Secret Journal of Ichabod Crane might be of most interest to viewers of the FOX show Sleepy Hollow, although its fascinating dialect and relatable writing could be appealing to anyone. While reading each page, fans of Sleepy Hollow will almost be able to hear Tom Mison enunciating the words in his articulated British accent.
I liked that the book read like a journal, with entries separated by date (such as November 3, November 7, etc.) Because the book covers details already discussed in the FOX show, it acts as a companion to the show, which is good for two reasons: it provides an extra source of material for fans who wants to further explore the world of Sleepy Hollow, and it helps fans re-familiarize themselves with show trivia.
Probably my favorite part about the book is that it includes several photographs, drawings, newspaper clippings, and charts, which is a nice way to add variety to the journal. One chart shows the differences in major city populations, comparing present-day numbers to Ichabod Crane’s era.
Sleepy Hollow viewers who enjoy Crane’s marveling at modern technology will find humor in this book, but even if readers are not Sleepy Hollow viewers, they will probably be able to relate to Crane’s musings. Best of all, the journal functions like a brief history lesson.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.