Comments: 9
Martini 4 months ago
Now these are indeed two looong sentences! Although in German literature we are quite used to something like this. ;)
Murder by Death 4 months ago
Yeah, but in German wouldn't it just be one long word? ;-)
Martini 4 months ago
Ha! Touché! :D
Tannat 4 months ago
Yeah, this book does that. But it's also suitable for the subject matter. It shows Adso's awe and wonder.
I used to write insanely long sentences like that. (I blame my 9th grade English teacher. Her rule, which she enforced, was that paragraphs had 7-10 sentences. I had a lot to say in my paragraphs, so I started to habitually write compound-complex sentences. One of my paragraphs could be a page or more!)
Book Cupidity 4 months ago
That is hilarious. Smart kid ;)
Murder by Death 4 months ago
It was a catch-22 for me: I'd write really long sentences and the teacher would say "you're using run-on sentences - make them shorter" so then I'd write with short sentences and she'd say "too choppy". So then I avoided writing anything beyond my name for a really, really long time. :P
Mrs. Carter wanted to complain about them, but I always made damned sure they were grammatically correct, so she couldn't.
Person Of Interest 4 months ago
Geez. Afraid this one's headed back to the cloud until I can muster more concentration and fortitude.

Hope the characters and mystery balance out the writing style for you.