Way with Words

07 Dec

Even if I don’t always care for Ellison’s shocking storylines, I do appreciate his literary craftsmanship.

The boys groped about like blind, cautious crabs crouching to protect their mid-sections, their heads pulled in short against their shoulders, their arms stretched nervously before them, with their fists testing the smoke-filled air like the knobbed feelers of hypersensitive snails. Invisible Man chapter 1

I don’t care to relive the Battle Royal scene, but, boy, oh boy, that is a beautifully written sentence!


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Posted by on December 7, 2013 in Invisible Man


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One response to “Way with Words

  1. Tonia (@SunnyPatchBlog)

    December 8, 2013 at 11:17 am

    He does like to shock his readers but I agree with you – he has such a way with words. That was a very hard scene to read.


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