Reading Light in August by William Faulkner makes me pine for long form, the craft of the long sentence or the novel. The book is emblematic of a genre of American literature beginning to delve into the theme of collective unconscious narrative voice, especially slave narratives and African American voice. 352 more words
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My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Imagine DeLillo or Ballard without either of those writers’ command of language. Imagine prose in the style of successful young humanities academics today, who write as if they have read every novel, played every video game, grasped every political theory, and can now proceed to shuffle them around in a snide and knowing way meant to flatter or intimidate a like-minded audience. 718 more words
This paragraph was to be part of a novel I began writing in early 2008.
The forever unrequited lovelorn loser buys 69 Love Songs on a whim after his first sweetheart breaks up with him and is heartened when he hears a man singing about taking Prozac to be able to sleep at night and how the only thing he ever felt for someone, in disbelief, was not real, or, if you don’t cry, then you just don’t feel it deep enough, and the boy thinks, as he listens, that maybe somebody else out there has had the same feelings, and he feels a little better. 686 more words
Having played through the first episode of Square Enix’s new title Life is Strange, I have to say I like the idea of playing through a game in multiple parts the same way I’d follow the first season of a new TV show. 707 more words