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I’ve been reading The Killer, by Tom Hinshelwood. Quite good apart from his intermittent tin ear.

Written by Leisureguy

12 July 2010 at 4:04 pm

Posted in Books

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  1. I’ve read The Killer twice now and think it is terrific.

    What does “Quite good apart from his intermittent tin ear” mean?

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    Roger

    13 July 2010 at 6:08 am

  2. The occasional solecism or bad metaphor. For an example of the former, see location 3258 (I’m reading the Kindle edition, so can’t offer a page number—it’s 41% of the way through): “She could have rode the quiet streetcar the whole way…” Pretty bad, eh? These pop up from time to time: 32% of the way through, at location 2612, we have “The broker was as wet as him now…”.

    The metaphors speak (badly) for themselves.

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    LeisureGuy

    13 July 2010 at 7:19 am


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