I love that I’m not the only one who goes on book rants 🙂
I’ve been reading quite a lot lately, because I’m unemployed and have time on my hands and I’m not always in the correct mood to write, and I’ve been noticing some very irritating things in the books I’ve ploughed through.
Let’s start with something really famous: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I read the first two books of the trilogy and stopped cold, and I can’t even begin to tell you why except the writing style was starting to bug the crap out of me. Yes, I know it was translated from Swedish, but that’s still no excuse. I expect the translation was fairly close to the original, and by that, I mean all the stuff there in Swedish was still there in English, which tells me the original editor wasn’t doing his/her job as well they might have. You could easily have cut a third out of…
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