Descriptive Language

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Re: Descriptive Language

Post by Cecilia_L » 06 Jul 2018, 13:43

I've only read the review, but I've read books that were overly descriptive as you mentioned here. In rare cases, it can be beautiful to read, but most of the time as the reader, I find it distracting and tedious.

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Post by Jmar_la » 06 Jul 2018, 16:41

Her descriptive language was what was so intriguing for me. It was the way in which she described everything, often using interesting metaphors, which helped in forming the picture for me. Her use of certain vocabulary was sometimes challenging, so, because I didn't know the words so I would have to go to the dictionary and find out what it meant. I did not mind, because I knew it was expanding my own vocabulary. The setting was Australia and so she was using slang from that area, expressions that we in America are not accustomed to and, also, the culture came into play as well. Liked it a whole lot.

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Post by Richard Whitehead » 08 Jul 2018, 02:02

Bikko wrote:
09 Jun 2018, 09:30
Desccrptive language helped me a lot to comprehend the backbone of the story just from the blurb to end.
Yeah

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Post by Richard Whitehead » 08 Jul 2018, 02:03

Erick Bixen wrote:
27 Apr 2018, 12:49
Descriptive language gives the story a local flavor
True

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Post by Richard Whitehead » 10 Jul 2018, 00:32

The descriptive language adds taste to this book making it great

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Post by Richard Whitehead » 10 Jul 2018, 00:34

Erick Bixen wrote:
27 Apr 2018, 12:49
Descriptive language gives the story a local flavor
Yeah

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Post by Richard Whitehead » 10 Jul 2018, 00:36

Descriptive language makes this story flow well thus is a perfect read

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Post by LaurenHaupt » 12 Jul 2018, 23:47

It puts the book in to a lot slower pace. Really doesn't need that many adjectives.
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