Wednesday, February 16, 2011

13. The King's Speech

By:  Mark Logue and Peter Conradi
Rated 4.5

This journal entry is for the book, not the movie which is not out on DVD yet, or if it is my library hasn't ordered it yet.  I imagine given the popularity of the movie that they will be ordering it at the first possible minute.

I am enjoying this book although the punctuation is weird.  I can only guess that it is the editors or the printers fault as I can imagine an author with as many books as Peter Conradi has under his belt making the kind of errors that are in this book, i.e. periods where commas should be and commas in place of periods.  It kind of jolts one out of the story since misplaced periods especially can distort the meaning of sentences.  This is not the only book I've read in the last couple of years that looks like the publisher's have made a decision to reduce costs by either overworking and rushing editor's or perhaps hiring cheap incompetent ones. :(

However it is still a very good book.

Publishers Description:

Presents the life of the Australian speech therapist who helped the English king, George VI, overcome a lifelong speech disorder and become an eloquent leader of his people during the difficult days of World War II.