Since 1997, you’ve been coming to BarnesandNoble.com to discuss everything from Stephen King to writing to Harry Potter. You’ve made our site more than a place to discover your next book: you’ve made it a community. But like all things internet, BN.com is growing and changing. On May 1, we’re saying goodbye to our community message boards—but that doesn’t mean we won’t still be a place for adventurous readers to connect and discover.

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We will continue to provide you with books that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends. And we hope that you’ll continue to tell us how you’re doing, what you’re reading, and what books mean to you.

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kpatton
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While we were waiting for Eternal on the Water, we were all sharing some of our favorite current reads and many posted on The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I just finished it and have a question for those of you who read it.  McCarthy uses apostrophies for I'm and we're for example but never for a contraction ending in "nt" such as wont.  Any thoughts?

Kathy

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pen21
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I don't remember that. My son has the book now.

Now you have me wondering. Hope someone else has ideas.

pen21

 


kpatton wrote:

While we were waiting for Eternal on the Water, we were all sharing some of our favorite current reads and many posted on The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I just finished it and have a question for those of you who read it.  McCarthy uses apostrophies for I'm and we're for example but never for a contraction ending in "nt" such as wont.  Any thoughts?

Kathy


 

 

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thewanderingjew
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Re: Community Room

Here is one answer to your question.


kpatton wrote:

While we were waiting for Eternal on the Water, we were all sharing some of our favorite current reads and many posted on The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I just finished it and have a question for those of you who read it.  McCarthy uses apostrophies for I'm and we're for example but never for a contraction ending in "nt" such as wont.  Any thoughts?

Kathy


 

 

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pen21
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Thank you for finding the answer. Good description of the writing style.

pen21

 


thewanderingjew wrote:

Here is one answer to your question.


kpatton wrote:

While we were waiting for Eternal on the Water, we were all sharing some of our favorite current reads and many posted on The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I just finished it and have a question for those of you who read it.  McCarthy uses apostrophies for I'm and we're for example but never for a contraction ending in "nt" such as wont.  Any thoughts?

Kathy


 

 


 

 

Wordsmith
kpatton
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Thank you.  I'm glad some of you are still reading so I could post this qustion.
Kathy

thewanderingjew wrote:

Here is one answer to your question.


kpatton wrote:

While we were waiting for Eternal on the Water, we were all sharing some of our favorite current reads and many posted on The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I just finished it and have a question for those of you who read it.  McCarthy uses apostrophies for I'm and we're for example but never for a contraction ending in "nt" such as wont.  Any thoughts?

Kathy


 

 


 

 

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