September 03, 2005

a note on punctuation

I have just been reading a most interesting comedic and thought provoking book entitled The British Museum Is Falling Down the main plot feature of this is the story of a practising catholic couple and their struggle with Natural Law or as some in the book refer to it Vatican Roulette and the normal human urges but one of the most noteworthy sections is a few pages of the wife's thoughts as she awaits for the gentle embrace of sleep like this paragraph which i expect has killed some by now this section features no punctuation at all it being entirely her train of thought uninterupted as it would be in the human mind this is one of the most interesting uses of writing i have found for a while and worthy i thought of a mention

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  1. This entry was truly painful to read.

    03 Sep 2005, 11:09

  2. My thoughts are punctuated.

    03 Sep 2005, 16:25

  3. Thomas: Imagine reading 5x A5 pages in that style

    Natalie: They are?

    Paul: Let your entries never again slip that low, just to illustrate a point! [Was that comma appopriate?]

    03 Sep 2005, 18:57

  4. Yes! Just now I thought Yes! in response to your question and I thought the exclamation mark too. That is one example :)

    03 Sep 2005, 22:29

  5. Hahaha, exclamations in my head are just words in slightly bigger fonts.

    04 Sep 2005, 00:08


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