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More opinions needed at Requested move Nineteen Eighty-Four → 1984
Novels by Colin Dexter
The articles on the 13 Inspector Morse series novels by Colin Dexter need work. Only one includes reviews of the novels, and few have any inline citations at all. The first novel is Last Bus to Woodstock, from which you can access the following twelve. I put in a References section in each article, anticipating that there will be inline citations some day. Few have a Plot summary that covers the resolution as well as the crimes, fewer list the the characters. I read one of the novels, The Jewel That Was Ours, and I found two reviews of that novel online. My plot summary is too long by 400 words, so I need to shorten it someday. Two of his novels won the Gold Dagger award for Crime novels, and there is no plot summary for one of those novels nor any external reviews.
- I have read just the one book in the series, so I cannot do more than set up a more consistent pattern in the articles. I could hunt for reviews, which I suspect are out there, online perhaps. There is a book cited in each article that apparently collects reviews of the novels, but I do not have that book. The novels were adapted into a television series, and then two more television series, on following the main character's death (Inspector Lewis or Lewis), and the other exploring Morse's early days in the police force (Endeavour). The actor who player Morse, John Thaw, was a very good actor, drawing many viewers to the television series. I tried to separate the mentions of the adaptations from the sections on the novels. There is an article with a List of Inspector Morse episodes, and the plot summaries in those are mainly blurbs; even the longer ones never get to the denouement. Anyway, there are many opportunities for work on the articles about the novels or about the television series. I did expect that the novels would have more complete articles, given the interest in the series, so help is welcome! --Prairieplant (talk)
Has the template for British English changed?
At the top of the article about the article on David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, edit page, the template in curly brackets says EngvarB|date= . I just looked up the Wikipedia articles about this template and do not find that style at all, rather the phrase British English inside the curly brackets and no date. I needed to explain the variations in English spelling and style to an editor of a novel by Jane Austen who deleted the British spellings and added American spellings, making work for other editors. I looked at a few articles that I know use British style and spelling, and they all have the notice in the same fashion as the article about the Austen novel. When articles are edited, I have noticed editors updating the date field to the current month. The templates listed at Template:British English do not use the parameter date= and are not shortened as the template I find often. Instead, the two words are spelled out, and no place for the date. Aha, I found this article template:EngvarB, which includes the date parameter. Which template is either correct or preferred?
- Is this a change in template format that I have completely missed? Should I be changing the text of templates on articles about books by British authors or about the authors themselves? - - Prairieplant (talk) 19:26, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
Would someone from this WikiProject mind taking a look at Novel Explosives and assessing it per WP:NBOOK? I'm not seeing anything in the article which indicates this book is notable enough for a stand-alone article, and the author doesn't seem to have an article about him so a WP:REDIRECT is probably out of the question. For reference, the article was created directly in the mainspace back in 2018 and it's talk page has yet to be created; so, it seems this never has been assessed by anyone other than the creator. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:26, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
- Took a look, Marchjuly. It’s definitely thin but it’s also far from the most egregious I’ve seen. KCRW, The Millions (although mainly an interview), Numero Cinq—these notices aren’t nothing. Kirkus I would usually discount but a starred review is something. You could probably push through an AfD to deletion, especially depending on who else !votes, but for me, not worth the trouble. Sorry I don’t have a firmer answer for you! Innisfree987 (talk) 02:06, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
- Thanks for taking a look Innisfree987. I wasn't necessarily looking to get the article deleted; just wanted to see what others thought since it hadn't been assessed yet, and hasn't been edited by anyone other than the creator since it was created back in 2018. -- Marchjuly (talk) 02:37, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
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