[DWJ] 'that damned hook'?

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Sat Apr 14 22:53:55 EDT 2007


On Apr 14, 2007, at 11:29 AM, Minnow wrote:

> I know that some people do write without one or another punctuation 
> mark,
> or without the use of the letter e, or whatever other idiosyncratic 
> wossits
> they choose, but I sincerely doubt that this makes their work easier to
> read or to understand, and if one doesn't want to be read or understood
> what's the point of writing?  Alternatively, if such people are writing
> only for those who are prepared to spend time and effort in cracking 
> their
> personal code, for a self-selected in-group who "understand", for the
> "interior people", aren't they being rather *more* "snooty" and elitist
> than those who are prepared to write for the general mass of people who
> find conformity with what is ordinarily conventional easier to 
> understand?

So.  Has anybody else read _Riddley Walker_ by Russell Hoban?  [If I'm
spelling the title correctly.]  It's been a long time for me, but I 
definitely
found it worth plowing [or ploughing] through.


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You can no more win a war than you can
win an earthquake.

                      -- Jeannette Rankin




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