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Bab: a Sub-Deb

September 8, 2010

For the first time, I have a real problem with Mary Roberts Rinehart. It has to do with her spelling.

No one really wants to read a book that’s misspelled all the way through. I mean, if you’re Daisy Ashford and you’re, like, eight, it’s excusable. But basically, unless you’re Russell Hoban, misspelling an entire book is don’t-try-this-at-home territory. And while Bab: a Sub-Deb is cute, Rinehart just…isn’t Russell Hoban, you know? Read at your own risk.

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2 comments

  1. This is one of hers I started to read a long time ago and didn’t get very far. Maybe that’s why, although I don’t really remember it.


    • Well, it wasn’t terribly compelling. And I don’t think all of that was due to the spelling.



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