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"Marshall excels at choosing interesting settings and drawing them well, but the characters inhabiting them are flat and psychologically unconvincing. Even stories with a recognizable arc (not many, as most seem to meander pointlessly), lack momentum or closure as emotional engagement is so low. These remind me of children's toy theatre-clever and colourful but not ultimately dramatically or artistically satisfying" Feb 14, 2017 05:25PM

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