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Robyn Starkey rohina at
Tue Dec 14 18:09:57 EST 2004

I said:

>>Interesting. Justin and I had lots of arguments about how writers use
>>language. There were a couple of people we thoroughly disagreed on just
>>based on their vocabulary.

Ros replied:
>>Indeed interesting. If you have time and feel like it, I'd love to hear 
>>about a couple of examples of where/how you disagreed in this way.

The one specific instance I remember most clearly was 
Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton. Justin had a pre-publication proof 
edition and he was raving about it. I didn't want to buy the book, so he 
leant me his copy and I could not get through the first chapter. I recall 
that I really hated the style, particularly the vocab choices which I found 
pretentious, and occasionally misused. I think our disagreement was purely 
stylistic, not that I read enough of the book to have opinions on its plot.


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