Style is often a matter of taste. I daresay that the Falconer style, for reasons that are beyond me, is not to everyone’s taste, but at least his writing:
- is clear and unambiguous
- is grammatically, syntactically and orthographically correct in every detail
- has (I like to think) a certain elegance
- evinces an old-world charm too often lacking in today’s writing
- springs no surprises (no sex, profanities or violence)
- in short, provides good, wholesome, family entertainment!