[DWJ] Review site again

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Dec 26 20:42:04 EST 2006


Well, I browsed around the site for a bit more, and found that the 
outstanding rating for "attitude" was given to Little Women. At that 
point, I thought I didn't need to waste any more time there.

robyn

Sally Odgers wrote:

> I can understand the "attitude" bit, it's the "style" I don't get. The 
> Changeover (Mahy, not DWJ) is one of the best books, stylistically 
> speaking, that I know, yet the reviewer says it is "weak" and that the 
> plot is "mediocre". I don't understand what s/he means by that. Can 
> anyone define "Style" for me, on his/her own terms, without recourse 
> to looking up a definition?
>
> If we can come to some concensus I might begin to see what this person 
> means.
>
> By the way, I see DWJ's style as being slightly abrasive, slightly 
> acid, but enjoyably so. Gooseberry pie, in fact.
>
> Sallyo
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