My new book .., Not a good read....
April 24, 2017 5:40pm CST
Just recently I started a new book, by a new author, but very quickly, I found difficulty with his style of writing... Now .... just so that you know... I know my written English is not wonderful, and perhaps should not comment on other peoples..., but ..., that isn't going to stop me... He used big words ..., what I mean is..., he used words that are not often used, by most people... especially during some of his descriptive passages, ( well... I've not come across them before anyway), perhaps some of you more learned people have, but even so, I bet you do not use them in your every day conversations, because there are much more easily recognisable and understandable words that can be used instead, and it was only a novel, so I felt there was no real reason, to use that high a level of vocabulary. Here are the words he used .... Scintillant - which means ... sparkle, shine, gleam, glint , shimmer.... ( you get the picture) Declivity - which means... a downward slope... ( I sussed this one out by its context, but checked in a dictionary as well. Insouciance - which means... nonchalance, unconcern and indifference. Coruscating - Which is very similar to Scintillant... Coruscating, means ... sparkling, shi ning, scintillating, shimmering and gleaming... and...brilliant and dazzling... Some of his paragraphs & sentence constructions were also a bit strange, and I found myself re-reading the same paragraphs 2 or 3 times, in the end I gave up... have you ever had to stop reading, for similar reasons, ? it was a shame really, as I was enjoying the plot and story..., but just couldn't get on with his style of writing... The photo is one of mine, even tjough it has nothing to do with the subject of the post
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• United States
I actually never noticed that your English isn't wonderful. It is sort of like the comment attributed to Abraham Lincoln in defense of his dachshund -- that it's legs were long enough as they touched the ground. But about your book, I love books like that. Who is the author?
• United States
I have read an author that used big words too. He had a glossary in the back of the book of the big words. I did enjoy and read the whole book I have stopped reading a book once. It was about druids. I didn't like how the book was going, I think.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
Most of those words I have heard, or at least know what they mean. But I'm not in the majority here I'm sure. I am an English major with a degree in it. So generally I know words, that are never used. Lol, I'm also a huge nerd. Anway, I HATE when I start a book and its not very good.
hmm, that is quite troublesome, since that limits his book to readers that are well-versed it would b troublesome to always stop and look up the meaning of a difficult word in the dictionary Lemony Snicket uses some unfamiliar words too, but since his is a children's book he explains the words quite well