Sunday, 28 December 2014

Being Strange to Succeed.

I began Slaughterhouse 5 tonight. Vonnegut has a very strange style. Easy to read, but strange. Lots of short sentences strung together. This is considered quite improper, or at least unattractive.

I, on the other hand, try to vary the size and weight of my sentences, which is considered more proper, or at least more attractive. That makes me boring, humdrum, conventional, lacking any recognisable style. I agree. It makes sense, and so the message is:

Never do things properly if you want to be noticed.

(Mr V also has more interesting things to say than I do. That helps as well.)

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