I recently came across this little piece of gold in the book I am currently
struggling through reading:
Now I don’t want to name the book, and if you know which one it is please don’t say it in the comments because I don’t want to publically bash this author.
Some background: The main character of this book has been missing for three months, and has no idea where she has been, or what has happened to her. She is currently in hospital trying to piece together her memories of that time. She can’t remember and it’s exhausting to try, so she lets gravity has its way with her.
Are you for serious?
Let’s think about all the reasons this is wrong.
1. Gravity does not have a ‘way’ to have. It doesn’t go ‘hmm, if I had it my way, ya’ll would be floating around right now.’ It just is.
2. Totally inappropriate imagery!! The girl has been missing for three months and doesn’t know what happened to her. Is the image of something ‘having its way with her’ really what you were going for??
It keeps getting worse.)