“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.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. As I mentioned, I have never seen the show, but I understood everything. This book is obviously formatted like an actual journal. I thought this was a great way to present the story. I don't think it would have the same effect if it was written like other books. This book has a dry,sarcastic form of humor. I found it very interesting to see into the mind of a man who has traveled through time. I've heard from my friends that have seen the show, that this book is a written form of the episodes. On a classical standpoint, This book is a twist on the original. The original Ichabod is a cowardly man who has an obsession with women. He eventually either dies of a heart attack or runs of to New York. In this he is an ex-soldier and a complete bad-ass. I like the character change. It makes things considerably more interesting. I overall found it highly entertaining and recommend it.
This book is for an older audience because of some of the content, but it isn't extremely bad.