OK, so I didn't think I was going to continue on with a certain icebreaking novel by MR set in Antarctica, but I have. The story eventually sucked me in, although I still cringe every 10 paces (since I'm listening to it as I walk).
Anyway, I've decided that MR has a shortcut key for the phrase 'At that moment'. He uses it in just about every paragraph, frequently accompanied by a superlative-infused repetition - i.e. 'At that moment, at that terrifying, amazing, stunning moment, yada yada yada . . .' It's a pattern I've become hyper-sensitive to.
I could never get away with such writing. My writing group would tear me to shreds. Why are we so hard on each other, when MR is a mega multi-millionaire?