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Wed, Mar. 17th, 2010, 12:21 am

Anybody out there ever read "Coraline" by Neil Gaiman? I just picked up a copy of the Vietnamese translation but I've never read the original. I can kind of guess how the original must have been phrased, but it's obvious that a lot is lost in translation. I'm thinking of translating it back and then comparing it to the original as an experiment in seeing just how much gets lost. If one of my readers (assuming I still have readers after the long silence) has a copy of the English version, I might post my translation here a couple pages at a time for you to check.

Wed, Mar. 17th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)

I haven't read it, but I've heard good things about Neil Gaiman. I'm going to be hitting the big bookstores in Sapporo soon, I'll see if they happen to have an English copy lying around. Probably not, but you never know.