Charles de Lint
rosieburroughs at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 12 04:19:56 EST 2005
--- "Belben, Philip (Energy Wholesale)" <Philip.Belben at eon-uk.com>
> > > "The Little Country" - rather less popular, and may not be a good
> > > place to start, even though it's the one that got me hooked.
> > I love this book, in spite of the inappropriate Americanisms
> > my teeth on edge. The actual story is good enough for me to cope
> > those.
> I didn't spot those. I think I must have developed an ability to
> out Americanisms when reading US and Canadian writers. There are one
> two howlers about travelling in Britain, though (what on earth was he
> doing on Victoria station?), but as you say it's such a good book
> it doesn't matter. And the musical appendix adds quite a bit for
I can tune out a lot, but there were a couple of real clangers -
someone having taken and failed exams to go to comprehensive school,
and someone else driving in the rain with the driver's side window open
and getting their *left* arm wet! But it still didn't spoil the book,
and as you say, the musical appendix is great.
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