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Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

The Semicolon Is the Perfect Punctuation for the Digital Age

Yes, Kurt Vonnegut claimed they are "transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing" but here is an ode to the semicolon by MATTHEW KASSEL in The New York Observer. Kassel believes semicolons are perfect for texting, but  my favorite point in the article quotes novelist Claire Messud from the March/April 2014 issue of Intelligent Life magazine:

 

 

For those of us whose thoughts digress; for whom unexpected juxtapositions are exhilarating rather than tiresome; who aim, if always inadequately, to convey life’s experience in some semblance of its complexity—for such writers, the semi-colon is invaluable.”


 

 

New York Observer 

Intelligent Life 

 

Source: http://jaylia3.booklikes.com/post/801509/the-semicolon-is-the-perfect-punctuation-for-the-digital-age