it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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I hate Peter Watts with the kind of blind passion that Salieri would have recognized.

I made the mistake of reading the web-page published excerpt of Peter's new novel, Behemoth, here. I'm not sure when his pub date is, but I may not be alive to read the book, because reading his prose makes me want to chew my wrists open.

I will never. In a million years. Write that well.

Good god, his sentence-level work is amazing. Total confidence, total muscularity, no scaffolding at all. I want to write like that when I grow up.

And if you haven't read Starfish and Maelstrom yet, what the Hell are you waiting for?

This guy's like John Brunner. Except he doesn't pull his punches.

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