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Harry Bosch versus Harry Hole


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Initial post: 20 Feb 2012 12:57:21 GMT
mrtash says:
Vote now. Bosch for me

Posted on 20 Feb 2012 13:07:53 GMT
SgtPluck says:
Bosch all the way. Harry Hole - even the name makes me snigger in a teenager-ish sort of way.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 16:56:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Feb 2012 17:27:57 GMT
O E J says:
It's prounced Holl-er with emphasis on the L, say it with your lips rounded and extended. Go on - try it.

Good boy.

Just imagining you doing it made me snigger

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 18:03:35 GMT
SgtPluck says:
LOL! Yeah, but even so you've thought the publishers would have changed the name, or at least Nesbo would have had one eye on an English audience. Harry Hole sounds like a character from Viz.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 18:10:40 GMT
mrtash says:
I too thought it strange em both Been called Harry. And this from the so called "next Laarson".

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 18:20:33 GMT
O E J says:
Let's just be glad that Nesbo chose the name Harry, and not Lars........

Posted on 20 Feb 2012 20:57:12 GMT
I Readalot says:
I am sure there are a lot of English names that seem odd or funny to a Scandanavian reader, but then they would probably be aware of how to pronounce it!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2012 07:58:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Feb 2012 07:59:02 GMT
SgtPluck says:
Well, that's an accident of English being the lingua franca. If I wrote a book that I knew (or wanted) would go big in Norway, I'd make sure I considered my British character's name carefully, so it didn't sound daft to Norwegian ears.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2012 09:00:06 GMT
I Readalot says:
Whats wrong with taking a bit of effort to find out how pronounce the names? I know us Brits are lazy when it comes to languages but the prounciation of a few words is surely within our reach.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2012 09:28:49 GMT
mrtash says:
Where is (read a lot) coming from calling us lazy. The thread title is for your thoughts in Harry v Arry.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2012 10:16:57 GMT
SgtPluck says:
How would you know you need to? If I picked this book up at the airport, how would I know that the word Hole, didn't pronounce like 'Hole'. I don't think I'm being unreasonable here - I think it's a perfectly valid observation and it's a reasonable common convention - check out the character name changes in international versions of Harry Potter for example.
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