Posted by Cassie M. on June 30, 1997 at 20:35:51:
In reply to Ugh! posted by Nan on June 26, 1997 at 14:25:03
] In addition to the above I have to say that I found the language inconsistent. There were too many sentences wherein the language and words seemed decidedly modern.
] I know this is completely ridiculous, but final complaint is that horrible sans serif typeface. Doesn't the publisher know there is a reason most books are in serif typefaces? I found it really distracting:-(
Nan, LOL...UGH indeed! There was a passage at the end of the novel that specifically mentioned the use of language and how this word was correct and that word was not yet in use. With all that said and done, I did find the language lacked Jane Austen's grace. Conversations were clusmy and sentences that should have been longer were abrupt and when you wished the Baders would shut up already they kept going and going.
The type style did not bother me, actually. I prefer cleaner copy than serif'ed text. Sorry! ;-(
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