I'm writing a book review and I have a question about punctuation in dialogue. Here's an example of how the book punctuates it: "They went that way." He said. The man pointed to the left. I was always taught that it should be: "They went that way," he said. The main pointed to the left. Is the first way acceptable? Every single line of dialogue is like that. I don't want to point it out in my review as an error if it's acceptable, but I have never read a book punctuated that way. I even considered that the author might be from a different country where it's done that way, but even if there is a place like that, she seems to be an American (and with a literature degree). Thanks.