M.R. Carroll is a book editor and writer who lives in Toronto. He has been at times a farm labourer, a history teacher in Africa, a magazine editor, and a theatre critic. His writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, George Straight and Vancouver Sun.
on July 16, 2017 :
That this is blurbed as " for Shakespeare aficionados" is only attributable to the author's imagination, for the Shakespearean aspects are little more than a gimmick on which to hang an unlikely plot.
The writing is generally skilled, and some readers might appreciate that aspect of the work. The prime character, though, strikes me as a pathetic example of the male human, weak and morally unattractive. In addition, the ending can hardly be considered satisfying.
(review of free book)