Books: Ella Minnow Pea

January 17, 2013

This is another book I read because it was the monthly selection for the book discussion group I joined in November. (Unfortunately, it’s also another book I won’t get to discuss at the book club due to schedule conflicts.) It is short and an easy read – unless you are troubled by encountering vocabulary words you don’t know and feel obliged to look them up in a dictionary.

I rarely encounter words I don’t know, but this book had some, such asĀ aposiopesis. They didn’t interfere with my understanding what was going on, but I found myself wondering whether author Mark Dunn even knew all the words himself or if he had to go specifically looking for unusual words to include. The entire book is a play on words, and on letters.

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