Quote: Gods of the Mountain

…he dreaded being turned on suddenly by one of them.

~Chapter 33

page 186 of Gods of the Mountain

 

I realize the author means “attacked by”, but that is some really awkward writing. So of course, this is what sprang to mind:

 

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Pure sweet monkey love. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

 

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17 thoughts on “Quote: Gods of the Mountain

  1. saloni says:

    Oh my goodness, that is really awkward. Eragon, the first book of the Inheritance Cycle, has some pretty hilariously awkward writing too. Check this out: https://mythcreants.com/blog/lessons-from-the-terrible-writing-of-eragon/

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  2. savageddt says:

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 hey baby…

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  3. That picture 😀 😀 I need to save it so I can use it in the future haha

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  4. ROTFL
    This is one of those instances where I believe that authors should have their works *read* to them: I’m certain that this kind of… weird phrasing would be noticed… 😀

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  5. I am laughing like an idiot on the couch beside my nonhubs right now. Thank you 😉

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  6. […] off, the writing. In my recent “Quote” post, I posted just a tiny bit of the book. There were a handful of instances of like awkwardness that […]

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  7. Hahahahah “getting turned on” is actually something I use/hear in the gaming world too. Especially first person shooters where you’re getting shot at from behind and then turn around fast enough to kill that person before they finish you off: they got turned on. 😀

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