Top critical review
on 27 April 2014
I, like other reviewers of this book, have found this instalment of P & R disappointing. There are far too many story lines, it becomes confusing trying to keep up. Stretching parish's history over 10 books, and probably more, is beyond ridiculous! I really don't care any more. It's become pointless and not even vaguely of interest.
However, for me, the biggest problem with this grisly tale is the character of Michelangelo.the name is a cliche to start with! There is no such thing as a hair lip! Many years ago these were called hare lips. So called because of an apparent similarity to the lip of a hare. In recent years this condition has been, more accurately, renamed cleft lip. A cleft lip does not make someone grotesque mr Ellis! It is a congenital condition. 1/7000 babies will be born with a cleft lip and/or palate. The vast majority are beautiful children, even before repairing surgery. PLEASE use the correct term, and spell it right! And just because you want the character to be evil, don't make a fairly common disfigurement to be something grotesque!
Such a little bit of research would have clarified this for you!