” Thank you for the messages! I just wanted to let you know that I will probably have to skip this book. Unfortunately my English is not so good to cope with a “fake 18th century slang”. There are too many words that are not even in a dictionary and the whole exercise, given the size of the book, becomes extremely difficult for me.”
Email from existing founder member (TM)Â to new member “Here’s the info. It’s a v.long book, by the way.”
On the plus side, the publishing exec has sent me an exclusive article on how the author gets his ideas, so not all bad. I just wish he
had fewer of them.
A small prize will be available, if you correctly guess the book we have chosen to read.
on 10 February 2005 at 21:28
I’ll take a stab at it…
Is it The Oxford English Dictionary?
on 12 February 2005 at 15:39
Wrong, wrong, wrong. Pshaw. It was David Mitchell’s “Cloud Atlas”