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June 05, 2006

wordsmiths

When I posted about good writers being a lot like carpenters, I was thinking of Mark Steyn as a perfect example of what I meant. The guy is GOOD at his craft. You want to see skill? Go read him. He's DAMNED GOOD.

Check this one for quality workmanship. See what I mean?

Steyn is one of those writers that I read religiously, knowing that I will appreciate what he says, whether I agree with his point or not. He simply always says it so well that read it, then I hang my head and think, "I am not worthy."

HE is a true wordsmith.

Comments

Hell

If Steyn could have knocked down any more straw men, he would qualify as the Scarecrow in the remake of the Wizard of Oz.

MSM at its best--defending government at its worst.

Makes sense, doesn't it?

LMAO Right in front of you and you don't get it.

But I will get it in response.

;-)

Posted by: jb on June 5, 2006 09:57 PM

take a flying leap, Moronicus

You couldn't think you way out of a wet paper bag.

Damn good writing, perfect sentiment, Mr. Steyn.

Posted by: Wes Jackson on June 6, 2006 01:41 AM

Writer... Craft...
See: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates.
Ever been in Love? Ever watch the wheels come a-flyin' off of: Love?
Read: Revolutionary Road.
Yates was: brilliant, mean, and a drunk.
But the sumbitch could write.

http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/0,24459,revolutionary_road,00.html

Posted by: d. lee on June 6, 2006 02:59 PM
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