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Dot, dot, dot; dash, dash, dash; dot, dot, dot.
on 17 June 2017
Came to the novels after enjoying the TV series. Was expecting high quality in terms of both the literary perspective and that of characterisation and plotting. I was wrong on all counts. The plotting is leaden, the character of Morse is that of a slavering, lascivious idiot when faced with any woman who is presentable (according to the author's misogynistic characterisation of women across the range). Authorial intrusion litters these novels: e.g '......' replied Morse ungrammatically. I could go on, but end by complimenting the devisers and writers of the TV series. Silk purse magic.