14 September 2016:
A lengthy and very positive review of 'Dissonant Intervals' by Peter Bell 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.