"Just what did you expect, MISTER?"
Uh-oh. She called me Mister. She only does that when she's seriously pissed.
"Aw, c'mon, Babe. Honest. I've never seriously looked at another woman."
"Why do ya look at all, Joey? Ya got ME! Ain't I good enough?"
Oh, good. She's gonna calm down. Whew. That was close.
"Of course you are. You're the only girl for me."
There. That oughta do it. HOLY COW. Look at the Rack On THAT!!
"JOEY!! You are a PIG!!! There is no hope for you."
Crap. She's gone. Double crap. The blonde is gone, too.
Now, for the book review.
A short while ago I volunteered to read and review a new book, written by a WWII P.O.W. The book was to be a recounting of his three escapes from prison camp and his subsequent recaptures. The unique aspect to all of this was (and is) that the man was a German Flier shot down over England, his prison camp was in Western Canada, and one of his escapes took him into and across part of the United States.
The second unique aspect to all of this is the format of the book. It's actually a fairly short book at 125 pages, including the short appendix. But each page in the book is half German, half English, laid out side by side, so the text matches up. But back to that in a minute.
The story, in English, is an almost literal translation from the German. For a native English speaker, this represents a novel look into the way the way a non-English person thinks and speaks. The story itself is gripping, in parts, fascinating in others, and overall, well done. There are times, however, when the story gets to be a bit tricky to follow - due to the literalness of the translation. But still, well done.
Now about that side by side text. For the student of German, this is a novel way to explore the language as it is spoken by a native German speaker - for a German speaker, it also represents a novel way to see their language explode into English.
The book is "Canadian Escapades" by Klaus Conrad. Translated by Maximilian Franck
and Scott S. Lawton. Published by Germancosm. Visit can-esc.com for the latest news and links.