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9 Novels with Great Long Sentences

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John Oliver Takes on Mandatory Minimum Sentences

US Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

Great segment by John Oliver on mandatory minimum sentences. Ridiculously long sentences are not a great deterrent to crime. Prison sentences are a lot like pnises: if they're used correctly, even a short one can do the trick." (Ast...

Why Do We Love Great First Sentences? (It’s A Recent Phenomenon)

Arts : Modern Art Notes

“The beloved first sentence is the product of dramatic changes one hundred and fifty years into the novel’s history. There are ample studies of the rise of the novel, but the move that would become the novel’s calling card has virtu...

Great Opening Sentences From Science Fiction Novels

Genres / Sci Fi : io9

You can tell a lot about a science fiction book from its first sentence. A truly great first sentence establishes a tone, sticks in your mind, and serves as a little otherworldly koan, confounding your expectations. And maybe freaki...

Great Opening Sentences from Classic Fantasy Novels [Books]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9

Every great fantasy novel is a journey into mystery and wonder. And the best fantasy writers set the tone of discovery with the very first sentence. Especially in these days of online book excerpts and previews, the openi...

Willy Chyr Invites the Internet to Contribute to Novel, One Sentence at a Time

Media / Publishing : GalleyCat

Chicago-based storyteller Willy Chyr is hosting an experiment he calls The Collabowriters, a “novel by the internet.” Here’s more about the experiment: “The novel is written one sentence at a time. For each sentence, anyone can ente...


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