Writing style of Issola

Gomi no Sensei gomi at speakeasy.net
Tue Feb 11 13:39:26 PST 2003

On Tue, 11 Feb 2003 20:38:05 -0000, Mark Tiller <mtiller at ntlworld.com> 

> 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.
> Mark

These little prefatory notes are rather a staple of the Vlad books -- 
items occur in Yendi and Jhereg, f'rinstance.