P. R. Marshall

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (8 of 9)
Location: Mkt Harborough, G.B.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 829,323 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 9
The Wrong Boy by Willy Russell
The Wrong Boy by Willy Russell
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Willy Russell made me laugh out loud, a few times. But I got sick of the book; its helpless "hero" is repeatedly misjudged and misunderstood, because of an apparently endless string of bad luck. You can ony stand it for so long, as a reader, when the protagonist is innocent but most of the book's characters are mistakenly convinced of his guilt.
Perfect People by Peter James
Perfect People by Peter James
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Life is too short..., 21 Oct 2012
...to waste time reading this sort of tosh. There is one interesting idea in the book - that medical advances are workng against evolution, so that the fittest are no longer surviving and the race is being weakened. But the style is pretty leaden and the plot less than gripping. Those members of my book-group who got to the end said that it was silly. I gave up out of boredom.
Tortilla Flat (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Steinbeck
4.0 out of 5 stars Book group read, 21 July 2012
Chosem by our "Book and a Pint" group, this was a diverting read, which everyone enjoyed, to a greater or lesser degree. This made it a bad choice for the group, because discussion was limited and lacking in contrasting opinions! The only controversy seems to be whether or not Steinbeck's depiction of Latin Americans was stereotyped, bordering on racist. Given that the book was written in 1935, as racism goes this is pretty mild stuff.