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Jan 07, 2012 08:03PM
Yes! Finally, someone I can agree with when it comes to the question mark. What the hell is up with that? She does this in her other books as well.
Jan 07, 2012 08:39PM
Pam wrote: "Yes! Finally, someone I can agree with when it comes to the question mark. What the hell is up with that? She does this in her other books as well."
I really am baffled. She wouldn't lose any readers by using proper punctuation -- it's what people expect, after all -- but she will lose some by not using it, so where's the gain? And why the hell don't her editors stop her? A recognizable style, I get, but this is just wrong and it bugs me so much. I want to take a pen to my book and add in the ?.
Jan 08, 2012 05:28AM
I totally agree. However, her books aren't the only ones with spelling and grammatical errors. I think editors are a thing of the past. It's like publishers are relying on "spell check" which doesn't work at all. The books have to proof-read before being sent to the printers. I guess they don't care anymore. The number of books I've come across with spelling and grammatical errors is unbelievable. They should be embarrassed.
Jan 08, 2012 07:26AM
Some typos are inevitable; I work with three or four different publishers and my books get edited then line read by two different people, plus I proof the ms myself several times -- and still the odd one goes through. It's unavoidable. This seems to be something over and above that, though, as if the author thinks she's too big to need editing. Laurell Hamilton's another example of someone whose books have lessened in quality as her fame's grown -- and it should be the other way around.
Jan 08, 2012 08:12AM
Of course, it's not everyone. But still, there are those that still have more than one error. I guess since I read so many books, I seem to come across errors more often.
Jan 12, 2012 11:28PM
I completely agree. Is it just an editing issue? I'm halfway through this book and, try as I might to love it, the question marks keep disappointing me. If it wasn't so constant, it wouldn't be a big deal...lol...
Jan 13, 2012 10:10AM
I think it's a deliberate choice by the author and she has too much clout for her editors to over-ride :-(
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