Another strong review.
The Stinging Tree
"Spelling and punctuation are terrible." - Keith Hague
What he means is - the spelling and punctuation are terrible - not that spelling and punctuation are terrible things, generally speaking.
I my own defence, I might say that I haven't simply ploughed on through the story, writing late at night in my pyjamas, in some cosy, colourful, or even mediaeval, gaol-like chamber, with mould in the centre of the floor, while I, bedecked in jewellery, believed I had some sort of encyclopaedic knowledge, instilled in me since I was a foetus, that did not require a spell-checker.
I have spelt the words correctly!