[bksvol-discuss] Re: fantastic challenge

Good idea. You scared me away! Especially when Shelley
compared it to Forest Gump. I provided a couple of
omitted pages to her and found it *very* difficult to
read. I don't like reading dialect, though I know it's
essential to establishing characters. I tend to
translate it in my mind to ordinary English. I don't
even like all the "yer" instead of "your" in Bertrice
Small's books set in the early and mid 17th century.

Thanks for the warning (grin).

Cindy

- The Pardees <fpardee@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Cindy,
> 
> I put that in the reviewing this book edit box, but
> I thought I'd warn any 
> potential  validaters of what was in store.
> Jim
> 
> 
> At 10:54 PM 1/17/05, you wrote:
> 
> >Jim,
> >
> >You and/or the validator can always point out that
> the
> >books contains dialect or made-up words and
> therefore
> >anyh automatic speller rating is false -- the book
> >deserves the excellent rating it gets.
> >
> >Cindy
> >
> >-- The Pardees <fpardee@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > > Most industrious list members,
> > > If I may, I will  provide a brief diversion from
> the
> > > fascinating subject of
> > > stripping or not stripping.
> > >
> > > I have just received the  loan of five books
> from my
> > > teen aged grandson,
> > > who until now, I believed to be reasonablely
> > > intelligent.  However, he has
> > > become hooked on the Redwall  series of fantasy
> > > books , by Brian Jacques.
> > > Apparently these books have become a rage with
> teen
> > > agers and have received
> > > good words from the New York
> > > Times and  The School Library Journal, among
> others.
> > >
> > >
> > > These books are set in a fantasy world of
> talking
> > > animals, who possess the
> > > finer characteristics of humans, such as,
> battling
> > > with spears, hanging
> > > from cliffs, swimming raging rivers and stealing
> > > tapestries.
> > >
> > > My only problem with submitting them is that Mr.
> > > Jacques uses a tremendous
> > > number of invented words, In addition the
> animals
> > > talk in dialect. This
> > > results in a rank spelling rating of 96.33 and a
> > > count of 1680 misspelled
> > > words. I have stripped the headers , counted the
> > > pages and removed junk
> > > characters, but I am not going through that list
> of
> > > misspelled words.  I
> > > doubt if I could even tell Mr. Jacques's
> invented
> > > words from a scanno.
> > >
> > > I will be submitting the first or possibly the
> last
> > > tonight. The name of
> > > the book is Marlfox and is in rtf.
> > > I am going to give it a rating of excellent
> because
> > > I think it is.  If
> > > anyone is crazy enough to validate it, they can
> > > change the rating or reject
> > > it.
> > >
> > > Jim
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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