Writing style of Issola

Tue Feb 11 13:04:47 PST 2003

On Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at 03:38 PM, Mark Tiller wrote:

> Did anybody else notice that Issola was written with a certain nod
> towards television.  One of the things struck me was the habit SKZB had
> in the book of putting a dramatic line or paragraph right at the end of
> a chapter as a TV Show would just before an ad break.
> The one that particularly springs to mind is 'Paitence my ass; I'm 
> going
> to go out an kill something' at the end of chapter 8.

I didn't really pick that up but that kind of style is sometimes good 
for grabbing the reader and driving the book forward. I call those 
"chapter cliff hangers"; if you want to know what happens, read on!