Thursday, September 23, 2010

Best Run-On Sentence Ever


"It was unthinkable that his physical desire for the carnal pleasure afforded by one of those western women who came to the Gulf ready to trade their bodies for the lifestyle they thought their flesh could buy--a woman ready to give herself on the smallest pretext, shamelessly openly--should have driven him to the point where he felt his only escape from it could come from the same place where he had sought solace for the loss of his mother."

Nuff said.

Penelope

9 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

That only made me go ewww, not my kind of sheihk

Penelope said...

This sentence is incredible for several reasons....

1) it's the longest run-on I've ever seen

2) the sentence is so convoluted I was lost by the end.

3) the reference to his mother at the end!!!!!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Penelope...the sentence made me miss the point of the sentence entirely.
All I managed to read was the word mother and I'm not sure I liked the context.
For great run-on sentences, in a good way, read All the Pretty Horses. The first page threw me, by the second page, I was hooked forever!

Penelope said...

Is All the Pretty Horses that Cormac McCarthy book? I haven't read it....I am scared of his stuff bec. it's so damned depressing. I usually don't mind run-on sentences if I can follow them, but this one was just too confusing. Oy!

Samantha Wayland said...

Holy Crap.

Penelope said...

Hi Sam!....my sentiments exactly.

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

All the Pretty Horses is not depressing, at least, I didn't find it depressing. I thought it was beautiful.

heidenkind said...

Okay... what?

Penelope said...

Hey Julia....thanks for the heads up about the CM book!

Heidenkind...hee hee hee! I got a big goofy grin on my face when I first read that sentence...I couldn't believe it!