March 21, 2013

Novels of Excess

The blog post I was thinking about writing yesterday got written – and can be found here, at Justin Landon’s Staffer’s Musings.

But there are certain works that somehow use the everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach to writing to marvelous effect, huge, magnificent dirigibles of books that build and build until they’re towering cumulus clouds of words that can only dash themselves apart in the end, victims of their own tremendous gravity.