Anachronistic dialogue

1929 Jonathan's Cross - Book One - M.L. Gardner

Novel focuses on 3 childhood friends and their wives as they transition from wealthy to poor due to stock market crash. The book uses entirely too much modern dialogue - while the crash was due, in part, to "creative accounting" that was not a term used in 1929.


Overall the story dragged on and judicious cutting of around a third would have made the novel better. 


A bit more research, such as asking any woman, would have helped when the author created a scene with a woman giving birth to the first of a set of twins nursed the first before the second made himself known. No woman is beatific during this as it hurts!


The narrator for the audio book was okay but I won't seek out more works by her.