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Readers' pet peeves.

Postby Gecko » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:17 pm

What are things writers do that irk you? Not anger you and make you throw the book across the room and vow never to read anything by him again. No, just irritation. Two things for me.

1) Using 'Other' or 'Others' as names for people or humanoid creatures. GRRM is not the only offender.
2) In 'Monster Huner International' (a fun read) there was a Polish Jewish character who died in the 1940s. Such a character would be a Yiddish speaker- but the author never got the cadences right. And when his diary was discussed, it was written in Polish.
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