Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday Morsel

"An open bracket inflicts existential suffering."

Name that book.

:D (It just makes me giggle.)


  1. Hm...I don't know for sure, but if I guessed, it would be that punctuation book that came out fairly recently (that I haven't read). Eats, Shoots and Leaves?

  2. I googled it (because the internet knows everything) but it failed me. However, what I read about the concept makes me feel pretty guilty for using SO MANY "brackets" in my writing. I will try to do better.

  3. It sounds similar to this line from _Eats, Shoots & Leaves_: "Writers who place whole substantive passages in brackets can't possibly appreciate the existential suffering they inflict" (162).

    It is a delightful, hilarious sentiment.

  4. I did it in my comment and didn't even notice (I'm a failure!).