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post #18331 of 19908
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Bingo, boring to read and with a deadpan delivery uttely devoid of any rhetorical flourish or delivery. Book report level.

I disagree. The article was a pleasant, light read. In this case, the author is trying to take the reader on a journey; he succeeds.

As for rhetorical flourish, this is a good one:

Still, something had happened to me. I had become like a child who wants one particular toy and dreams of it all the time. I somehow knew, intellectually, that what I wanted was not going to happen, and yet I continued down the path I was on.
post #18332 of 19908
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post


I disagree. The article was a pleasant light read. In this case, the author is trying to take the reader on a journey; he succeeds.

 

Where did you go? A luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan?

post #18333 of 19908
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Where did you go? A luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan?

There's the metaphorical journey, and then the journey to East Asia and back.
post #18334 of 19908
Très profond..

The article was shallow, tacky and pointless. I agree with @bertie, no idea how it got past the editor.
Edited by sebastian mcfox - 7/12/16 at 4:49pm
post #18335 of 19908
I think it's fine to not like the article, or the writing style.
It's also fine to have, and express, an opinion.
Think it's rather uncalled for, though, to attack other forum members for airing their's.
post #18336 of 19908

Typical article in the The New Yorker ........I used to read them a lot as my dorm mate across the hall subscribed it. 

 

Sure it aint any article in SF or another sartorial blog ......

post #18337 of 19908
It's definitely not meant for the SF crowd. It's an experiential piece. Like a writer who writes about being an uber driver for a couple of days.
post #18338 of 19908
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

It's definitely not meant for the SF crowd. It's an experiential piece. Like a writer who writes about being an uber driver for a couple of days.

Well, the publication is called "The New Yorker". If you are not a New Yorker, interpreting the piece is a a little bit like a moron trying to pole vault in the olympics, or an English person trying to act European, or trying to teach a moral code to a rhinoceros: it just won't work. Honestly - all the literary criticism and opinions from the style forum peanut gallery are truly valued - except that we all moved here and strated our own magazines to get away from you. We thought you'd leave us alone.
Edited by Griffyndor - 7/13/16 at 12:03pm
post #18339 of 19908

Some can only dream of being transported on a magical voyage to Midtown.

post #18340 of 19908
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Some can only dream of being transported on a magical voyage to Midtown.

Nothing gets me going like walking over a subway grate in a construction zone in August lol
post #18341 of 19908
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Edited by bdavro23 - 7/14/16 at 8:56am
post #18342 of 19908
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post


Nothing gets me going like walking over a subway grate in a construction zone in August lol

 

Some people pay for the privilege.

http://www.broadwayupclose.com/

Don't forget your Crocs.

post #18343 of 19908
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

Well, the publication is called "The New Yorker". If you are not a New Yorker, interpreting the piece is a a little bit like a retard trying to pole vault in the olympics, or an English person trying to act European, or trying to teach a moral code to a rhinoceros: it just won't work. Honestly - all the literary criticism and opinions from the style forum peanut gallery are truly valued - except that we all moved here and strated our own magazines to get away from you. We thought you'd leave us alone.

Can't tell if you're being sarcastic or ironic... patch[1].gif
post #18344 of 19908
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Can't tell if you're being sarcastic or ironic... patch[1].gif

I will admit that I don't truly think that one must be a new yorker to understand The New Yorker.
post #18345 of 19908
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

Might need an edit here ^

You're right. Apologies. I will edit the original.
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