13 January 2011

A new, puzzling addition to the Goodreads metadata:

I can understand a certain type of pickiness when it comes to perspective, but I feel they could have been more creative with the examples. I.e.

1st person ("In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.")
2nd person ("You are not the kind of guy who would be at a place like this at this time of the morning.")
3rd person ("It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.")


1st person ("I'll march my band out, I'll beat my drum")
2nd person ("You wait, little girl, on an empty stage")
3rd person ("The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plan")

I could go on...

1 comment:

jess said...

I noticed this, but I didn't answer it. I mean, why would every person who ever reviews or catalogs a book want to note the perspective of the book? It seems very stupid.