Rob Houghton wrote:...as always, the one thing that really grabs me about these books is how economical Enid is with her text - and yet how effective it is. How on earth does she manage to paint such a detailed picture, and create such a real setting and characters in so short a word count?
Julie2owlsdene wrote:Enid gets straight into the story, which is a great talent of hers, this book not having many chapters, but you don't feel cheated with less chapters, they're all good informative ones, and get the mystery solved just the same as a book with more chapters.
Julie2owlsdene wrote:It was lovely that Hilary says she doesn't want bands, and piers and steamers, preferring the yellow sands and big rocky cliffs. I would have thought that the majority of children would love the piers etc of a bigger seaside town.
Julie2owlsdene wrote:Alec says that Ben is 'only a fisherboy', meaning he probably thinks that he is much lower class.
Julie2owlsdene wrote:The Cove sounds so much like it could be one of the Cornish Coves down here. With a small handful of cottages, one store and fishing nets being mended in the sun.
Liam wrote:I think Julie is right, that it is emphasis that is intended, and such graphic language just shows Enid’s penchant for hyperbole, like ‘eyes nearly popping out of head’, ‘jumping out of skin’, ‘barking head off’, ‘tumbling out of bed’. ‘Black’ is just one of many words used in an exaggerated way.
Liam wrote:Enid also used the phrase ‘black as thunder’ a few sentences down. This ‘black’ is even less literal. How is thunder a color? Obviously it’s a feeling that ‘black’ is supposed to convey in that case.
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