Rather random, not really important, but I had to vent it somewhere, and I can't do that on Facebook.
I swear we had a "books" thread (not the book club one), but I can't find it. Oh well.
I'm reading a book written by the fiance of someone I went to school with who has, inexplicably, become a
Facebook friend. It's good so far, but it's written in the first person, present tense ("I hand her the envelope..."), and that's kind of doing my head in. Am I crazy? I mean, I'm finding that perspective interesting, but at the same time, it's so different that it's distracting. What's perplexing to me is that I've read plenty of first person, past tense books ("I handed her the envelope..."), and every screenplay I've ever read is third person, present tense ("He hands her the envelope..."). So why is first person, present tense so strange? It feels very noir, which I can accept from films, but an entire novel done that way? Even though the writing is good, something in me is balking.
Anyway, like I said, this isn't important. It's just bugging me.
Carry on. lol
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