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please stop the slang, mr wishart - or get a new editor
on 13 August 2006
dear mr wishart, once again your enjoyable book is marred by the use of corvinus's 'slang dialogue'. most annoying is corvinus's constant use of "sure" - no-one, believe me, ever uses the word "sure" as much as you have corvinus use it. and whilst i appreciate that "yeah" and "no way" are widely used in real conversation, it really is grating to have to read them so often. personally i do not think that corvinus has to speak in this fashion for you to convey that he's a cynical wise-cracker, with a ready supply of good one-liners. it seems to me that you are increasing the use of this device with each new book, and frankly, if there is much more of this in your next book, i won't be reading it. maybe you should consider a new editor.