Terrible tone of voice analogy

Re-reading Life of Pi, I came across a brief passage that brought to mind a slight difference of opinion earlier in the day over tone of voice on a current project.

My client, I think, felt I’d erred too far from simple & straightforward toward a brand-inappropriate highbrow. I needed to ‘get closer’, to engage. The discssion continues, but in the meantime, what a cracking bit of writing!