200 words a day = 1 novel/year
- Mar 27, 2020
I'm talking about style, not necessarily content. For me a few are
- Gone Away World: I loved the writing, couldn't care about the story. I DNFd, but the writing is exquisite
- How to Live in a Science-Fictional Universe: Loved the writing and the fluid imagery. I got tired of not much happening and DNFd it.
- Breakfast at Tiffany's: I loved the writing and story. The writing is what I consider the best of American writing: simple and gets out of the way of the story. This goes for anything by Steinbeck
- American Gods: I found the writing extremely attractive and engrossing. Couldn't care for the story. DNFd.
- The Color of Magic, Going Postal: Pratchett has a style that reminds me of Jerome K Jerome, another great British comic writer.
- To Kill A Mockingbird: Another best of American writing: engrossing but gets out of the way of the story.
- Hemingway: he definitely had a voice, and I read him as an teenager. so the mark it made is deep, but it also biases me.
- PKD: his writing is not fancy, but he has a way of creating images in my brain that makes me think I'm on drugs. In fact, I went a little wonky once after reading too much PKD in one sitting.