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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Voice and Genre

I picked up this novel Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens, when browsing the local bookstore and read the first page to see if it was something that was worth purchasing. I was hooked and decided to buy a copy.

I'm only just getting into it and so far I am enjoying this teen novel with its age and genre appropriate voice; that of a young girl confiding her exploits to the reader, as though she were reporting it in her diary or a letter.

Excellent! 



I just read that she completed the first draft as a Nanowrimo in 2011!! Impressive.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good find. Getting the voice right for your genre is not as easy as it may seem!

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    1. True Nick. I am also audio editing books and the way they are read by someone can change how the voice appears too. I realised the woman was used to reading stories to her children because of her over emphasis which did not rest well with the very adult novel she was reading on the audio!

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  2. Hi Madeleine .. good to see you - I've been meaning to email! Hope all is well .. but on occasions these finds are fun aren't they ... glad you are enjoying the read ...

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Bless you Hilary, yes I am trying not to spread myself too thin at the moment, but occasionally I get inspired to post. I was without a computer for a week with XP crashing!

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  3. I love the title. Hope it's living up to the promise.

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    1. So far so good, Mary, :O)
      Lovely to see your comment, too. x

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  4. It's such a charming cover. It definitely sounds intriguing.

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    1. Yes Stephanie I agree. It is good read for a 9 years plus age group novel.

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