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The Beggar's Opera by Peggy Blair
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Jul 31, 2012

it was ok
Read from July 31 to August 01, 2012

Struggling through this....75% finished, and am hoping for a satisfying ending to help me over the fact that Ms Blair's writing style is pedantic and too Canadian.

Ok...finished now....a couple of surprises at the end, but still a "mehhhhh" rating.
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message 1: by Nicole (new) - added it

Nicole what does it mean when someones writing is too Canadian?

message 2: by Aleisha Z (new)

Aleisha Z Coleman hahaha...i don't know what that means to be "too canadian" but it made me some clarification on "too canadian":)

Krista Well, I knew that was going to cause me grief. So, to explain....

If an American had been the author, I wonder if she would have taken the time to explain a section of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms(thus the pedantic adjective)(and a hell of a long name) or whether she would be writing for her own public and the rest of the world would either know or better catch up....(like, who hasn't heard of the Bill of Rights?).

Anyway, being Canadian, I don't need a lecture on Canadian terminology and if I were not, I bet I'd be smart enough to figure it out and know that Ottawa is the capital....just annoying. Damn the torpedos and forge ahead!!!

message 4: by Nicole (new) - added it

Nicole LOL well I wasn't giving you grief just wasn't sure what you meant as I haven't read the book yet. I thought maybe the writing was being to nice and saying EH a lot so to all my fellow Canadians Cheers and I will see you aat the next Timmies Go Leafs Go!

message 5: by Aleisha Z (new)

Aleisha Z Coleman i didn't mean to give you grief either, i just thought that it sounded funny and didn't want to assume anything! i appreciate the explanation...:)

Krista No grief at all???? Well I thought I deserved some. I was the only one in the book group discussion who didn't like the book, soooo.....

message 7: by Aleisha Z (new)

Aleisha Z Coleman aaahhh, well if it is grief you want...pretty sure there are all sorts i could conjure up:) like not liking jack reacher...

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