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Good Light Read,
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This review is from: The Magus of Hay (MERRILY WATKINS SERIES) (Kindle Edition)
This is one of a substantial series of novels featuring Merrily Watkins, a priest with an interest in exorcism. Set on the Wesh borders, centring on the 'book capital' of Haye. This novel is not, perhaps, one of Rikman's best, but it is entertaining, well-plotted and highly readable - just the thing for a wet, cold weekend. The plot includes occultism, neo-Nazis and a haunted flat. It also touches on the decline and change in the second-hand book market - a bit ironic since this novel was a 'cheapo' on Kindle!
There is one area that I found deeply irratating - it was the odd handlig of dialogue, with words like 'gonna' appearing far, far too often. I assume that this is an attept to represent dialogue but I really wish the author would not do this, it does not add to the novel. There are also a couple of missing characters - Merrily's daughter and the slight unlikely boyfried, who has been despatched to perform at a series of gigs - shame, because they are quite interesting and add to the novels.
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Initial post: 19 Jan 2014 19:01:27 GMT
Sue de Nimes says:
A perfectly adequate light review, though what I found deeply irritating (or irratating, as you would say) was the number of - to be charitable - 'typing errors' as well the inability to master the correct spelling of either the town in the title or the name of the writer. I could say more but I'm not gonna rub it in.
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