Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Too much vernacular
I have given up on Ellen Glasgow's The Voice of the People. Too much of the dialogue is in vernacular, and I frankly cannot understand some of what is being said. Even that which I can understand makes for difficult reading, and while I think it is a fine and promising story, I just can't slog through all that vernacular dialogue. It is very disappointing, for I feel it would be a wonderful novel except for that.