Charles de Lint

Ian Riddell iwriddell at
Sun Mar 13 14:58:13 EST 2005

On Mar 12, 2005, at 4:03 PM, Hallie O'Donovan wrote:

>> On Mar 12, 2005, at 7:01 AM, jack at wrote:
>>> *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.
>>> Keep in mind that they aren't AmMericanisms taht are causing you to  
>>> groan, but reflect
>>> his Canadian upbringing.
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>> And, not to be snippy, but why on earth would talk of drivers driving  
>> on the other side of the road possibly ruin a book for you?
>> When you're reading an American author, don't you expect  
>> Americanisms? When you're reading a Canadian author, don't you expect  
>> Canadiansims? When you're reading and Australian author, don't you  
>> expect Australianisms?
>> widdy
>> (feeling ornery and irritable)
> Quite in a mood to share your feelings, but I *think* this was written  
> with reference to _The Little Country_, which is set in England - so  
> shouldn't have Americanisms like getting your left arm wet while  
> driving.
> I've almost lost the plot as well as the thread, so if it wasn't,  
> apologies (and would virtual chocolate help?)
> Hallie

Ah . . . sorry, missed that. And sorry for the snippiness. I shouldn't  
go near the keyboard on days like that.


The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable  
uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Ian W. Riddell
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