“Your search – ozymandias flaz gaz heat ray – did not match any documents.”
Really? I hereby create a document to match “ozymandias flaz gaz heat ray.”
(Book only. The movie’s ending actually sounds more appealing. Also, this is pretty awesome [click “Play This Movie.”])
Though the Flaz Gaz Heat Ray article I linked is awesome, this:
Up until very recently, really elaborate plotting has only been possible in comedy, where you don’t mind being reminded of the existence of an author by the absurd artificiality of the structure of events. Real life isn’t, on the whole, especially well plotted, and as soon as the good plotting in a story begins to get obtrusive we lose that essential impression of a purely internal logic governing the progress of events within the story. It’s only in the last few decades that serious fiction has begun to make serious reference to its own fictitiousness, which is how novels like The Affirmation, Little Big, or If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller can come into being.
is among the most ignorant things ever written by a smart guy. Serious fiction has made serious reference to its own fictitiousness for about as long as it has existed in the English language. Elaborate plots, ditto (I refer you back to the Tom Jones link).
Comment by matt w — April 24, 2009 @ 7:32 am
RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change )
Connecting to %s
Notify me of new comments via email.
Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.