I've seen numerous links to this terrific review/essay by the novelist Adam Haslett, which does for Stanley Fish's  How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One what every writer hopes a smart, sensitive, enthusiastic reviewer might do for his own new book.

I wish I knew what proportion of the review's wonderful examples of diverse well-written sentences were supplied by Fish and what percentage by Haslett, but whatever the case, it made me eager to read more by both men. After all, good sentences are at least part of why most of us got into this publishing game in the first place.


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