Literary pet peeves

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at
Wed Mar 19 15:18:38 EST 2003

--- hannibal at wrote:
> > > Using a phrase twice in twenty books is using it
> so many times it
> > > becomes trite?
> > 
> > Maybe he used it more often than that! And it was
> such a specific phrase...
> >
> I don't know about the other 18 books, but he used
> it in both the books I read. I might allow him to
> use it one more time - but only when writing as Iain
> M. Banks. :)

I can't recall it from any of his M books, which are
the only ones I've read (and enjoyed enough to put him
on my Must Buy When Seen Remaindered/Secondhand list).


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