The Haunted Bookshop | Critical Essay by Punch

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of The Haunted Bookshop.
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Critical Essay by Punch

SOURCE: A review of The Haunted Bookshop, in Punch, Vol. CLIX, July 28, 1920, pp. 79-80.

In the following review, the critic praises The Haunted Bookshop for its inventive qualities but also notes that Morley is occasionally too verbose.

[The Haunted Bookshop] is a daring, perhaps too daring, mixture of a browse in a second-hand bookshop and a breathless bustle among international criminals. To estimate the accuracy of its technical details the critic must be a secret service specialist, the mustiest of bookworms and a highly-trained expert in the science and language of the American advertising business. Speaking as a general practitioner, I like Mr. Christopher Morley best when he is being cinematographic; he hits a very happy mean with his spies and his sleuths, giving a nice proportion of skill and error, failure and success, to both. There is a strong love-interest which...

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