Comments: 9
Thomas Hardy is one of the few!
BrokenTune 7 years ago
Well, let's just say that after 2.5 Hardy novels I'm too scarred to look at this shorts stories. I'm glad you enjoy his work, tho. :)
Ceridwen 7 years ago
I listened to this on audio, which made his inability to write convincing American dialogue really obvious. Tossed it in during the second story.
Ishiguro is the English Dan Brown?!
Ceridwen 7 years ago
Haha, I wouldn't go that far. Maybe Agatha Christie. She couldn't write Americans talking either. We apparently "opine" and call each other "friend" all the damn time.
Ceridwen 7 years ago
But, just to be clear, it wasn't the bad dialogue that got me, it was the Jack Tripper style antics of the second story. Terrible.
In The DaVinci Code, the French woman is educated in Britain but speaks fluent American English though-out.
Ceridwen 7 years ago
Errrrrybody speaks American English. (I didn't notice that as one of the many sins of Dan Brown, but we all have our blind spots. I opine, friend.)
BrokenTune 7 years ago
Lol, this made me laugh. :)