dalemark and linear thought.

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Fri Jul 25 16:39:29 EDT 2003


Charlie wrote:

[A fine list of story-types in which linear narrative is adjusted, for one
reason or another many of them excellent and to the point...]

to which should be added

h) Stories in which things being told in the 'wrong' order happens because
the author has read books in categories a-g and thinks they are real neat
and groovy but hasn't quite grasped the point of them, and can't make a
decent fist of any of the types.... but the resultant mess is defended as
being 'modern', 'relevant', 'ground-breaking' or some other buzz-word
half-comprehended and mis-used.

Minnow


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