GAO wrote:lizbet wrote:Believe it or not my library actually has a copy of "Public Enemies" and thanks to online holds it's mine! I also just got an email that says my copy of TRD has just been shipped! What is it they say - there's either feast or famine - lots of JD related reading over the holidays and well into the new year. Now where's that copy of ST?! Bet you and DITHOT never thought you'd be this up-to-the-minute with your ONBC choices - thanks for keeping us so on track anyone care to tackle a John Dillinger emoticon!??!?!
I am kind of new in ONBC, but I always wanted to join you someday.
I am now very very interested in "Public Enemies" but I have a certain problem in my English.
According to my research, this is over 600 pages book.
I know this might not be a suitable place to ask this question but how is the "difficulty" of English in this book?
Do you think it is too hard to read for those who speak not-perfect English?
Currently, Amazon.jp has only one copy of the book left!!!
I have to make a decision, so I will be very happy if I could have somebody's suggestion.
Thanks in advance.
GAO - have just picked up my library copy of PE (gee, in grammar school PE was short for physical education - here at ONBC it'll be short for public enemies - sorry, just found that amusing) and am going to have trouble putting it down each time I start in again!
The author is an essayst so he writes with an economy of words and gets right to the point. Chapter 1 begins with "It was a morning as bleak as the times." He is definitely a word painter. You may have trouble with place names (as will all of us outside of the United States) but there are several well appointed maps at the beginning of the 2004 edition I have and that really shouldn't be a problem. It seems to read like "a who dunnit" though it will perhaps slow a little once we get to the FBI documents but if you're trying to decide whether to read PE based on vocabulary alone I'd say go for it.
What say any other Noodlemantras fortune enough to have read PE already? Hope this helps