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Posted May 18, 2003
This work is full of inaccuracies. It seems that the author thinks that any colorful expression used by a Stephen King character is an authentic New England expression, rather than creative fiction. Relying heavily on a very few sources (much like a second-rate term paper), and full of ordinary words used world-wide (but labeled here as New Englandisms), perhaps the best example is the definition of 'granite state.' The author explains the origin of this epithet for Vermont. The problem is that the expression is NEVER used for Vermont; it means New Hampshire. One gets the impression that the author has never been to New England, and has never heard authentic Yankee Talk. The book is not recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.