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第133章 ﹣ 書.小階與應節



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在這裏提過《麥田捕手》、《福爾摩斯》、討論過數字、設計和插畫...... 全都是我喜愛的題材。

作家mark haddon卻將這些元素化作小說《the curious incident of the dog in the night-time》。

找不到理由不去看個究竟。

因為用第一身描述,且主角是一個十五歲的自閉青年,文字淺白,看罷又像多了一種思考方法和系統,十分享受。(還是我也變成自閉,感同身受!?)

另外一個喜愛這書的原因,頗奇怪,就是封面的書名和作者,都只是以英文小階作設計(例如:mark haddon而不是Mark Haddon)。如果編輯不介意的話,我一般也會用相同手法處理英文題目、標題和封面等,因為由小時候開始,便對英文符號為何要有兩種寫法充滿疑惑,沒有大小階其中一款,對閱讀的影響可以為零,你仍然可以讀得出那個生字。當不再出現大小階這種硬套的考慮,設計時反而變得有彈性了。

雖然熱門,但仍然值得推介。

p.s.
提議狗年畫頭狗,我卻看了一本關於狗的書,也算應節吧!

5 comments:

dimsumdolly said...

yes, this is a good book. I enjoyed it very much too. And interesting point you brought up about the use of only lower case letters on the cover. I never took note of that until you mentioned it. As an editor myself, it'd nice interesting to find out why the editor left it that way.

t t said...

wow this is one of my fav books i read last year! the narration is real interesting, as naive as little prince.

just the ending (at the train station) is a bit over----

but it still deserves a five-star rating!

so, 22 jan, a new year dog please!!
i will draw a leo next to you :>

tamshui:\ said...

dimsumdolly: if i have time, let me check those others versions of the book and see if the covers are the same or not

tt: dog or not, i dun know yet, but ur leo, i am looking forward!! haha

Karden said...

then i will draw a cat besides tt's leo and yr dog! haha XDD

t t said...

there's other version, which is deep blue in color and the incident is depicted in cartoon style. 几壞事的。。

looking forward to the animal party :>