11th October 2016:
A positive review of 'Dissonant Intervals' by Mario Guslandi was published on Hellnotes.com and can be found HERE. In it he states that "Louis Marvick is one of the few new authors endowed with the ability to disquiet by means of an elegant, classy narrative style that affects the reader’s brain rather than their gut".
Another very positive review of 'Dissonant Intervals' by Peter Bell also appears in the latest issue (#30) of 'The Ghosts and Scholars M. R. James Newsletter' in which he describes Marvick as "a gifted writer of extraordinary originality and erudition, offering thought provoking tales... articulated without pretension."
He refers to the tales as "lengthy, profound, complex, and full of fascinating detail" and places Marvicks work in the context of the 'strange' of Meyrink, Huysmans and Kafka with "skilled elision into the narratives of Jamesian motifs and imagary."
He analyses the nihilism of 'The Madman of Tosterglope' referring to Marvicks skill in the use of musicological motifs, and gives special praise for 'The Connoisseur of Grief' as "no mere exercise in the macabre, but a sensitive rumination upon grief and depression in which terror and pathos mingle with devastating impact."
The full review is not available on-line but copies of the magazine, which is essential reading for lovers M. R. James and includes contains new short stories by writers such as Mark Valentine and Peter Bell, can be bought HERE.