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Old 09-26-2009, 02:13 AM   #371
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Default Re: What are you reading?

Originally Posted by boozehound
yeah, this is a great read. Funny, I love this style of writing (descriptive, little background narrative, etc.), but my wife hates it. As she says, I already know what a sunset looks like, get on with the bloody story! Whereas I love a great prose painting.

That's funny. Is your wife British? I don't hear "bloody" used as an adjective too often.

I usually skim through thick imagery in all books because I find it hard to picture what an author is trying to express through words. Of course a setting like a sunset shouldn't need excessive elaboration, but some authors like to emphasize the more intricate/important settings with a generous amount of detail.
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