Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:00 pm Post
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:40 pm Post
pigfender wrote:Briar Kit wrote:Anything more than minimal use of the first person.
Pigfender thinks that you might not like his current work then. He has written it pretty much exclusively in the first person... and in the present tense as well. What was he thinking?
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:13 pm Post
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:13 pm Post
Siren wrote:I'm pretty tolerant, and plough tenaciously on through most things. . . . .
And I can think of some brilliant books written in the first person, especially when the premise is of unreliable narration or things-are-not-what-they-seem-to-be. In fact, I've just finished John Lanchester's "The Debt to Pleasure", and I don't see how that could have been written in any other narrative voice. Although I concede that first person plural might be a step too far. We are not amused by that at all, oh no.
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:27 am Post
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Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:58 am Post
Do tell us, Master Briar... do tell. This could prove a valuable insight for those of us who are chronic 'I', 'I', 'I'ers, and 'me', 'me', 'me'ersBriar Kit wrote:I know many books where the first person is skilfully and sparingly employed.
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:19 am Post
Siren wrote: In fact, I've just finished John Lanchester's "The Debt to Pleasure"...
Ahab wrote: I almost quit reading Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove on the first page, when Gus was getting ready to bake biscuits by building a fire inside his Dutch oven. Geeze, if McMurtry didn't know better than that, what else did he get wrong?
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