The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kindle Cliche Checker

While reading Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth on his Kindle, Mark Hurst of Good Experience was struck/annoyed by recurrences of the phrase "his heart in his mouth". He used the Kindle's text search and discovered this particular dead horse 17 times in the book.

He goes on to wonder if giving readers access to electronic texts (and google-like powers over them) will change the behavior or authors and editors.

1 comment:

Mike Keyton said...

Nice observation and excellent blog. Will add to favourites