Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on Google Plus Connect on Flickr

One of the great sentences: No. 1

Monday, 12 May, 2014

“Like the waters of the river, like the motorists on the highway, and like the yellow trains streaking down the Santa Fe tracks, drama, in the shape of exceptional happenings, had never stopped there.” Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

Why is this great? Well, the rhythm, for one. Capote also uses the momentum of the great American transport arteries to propel the sentence to its end, while hinting at the drama to come.


Comments are closed.