Reviews for Exercises in Style
Grez chapter 15 . 1/31/2006
That was absolutely fan - blooming - tastic! Oh my God I was laughing so much! Especially the Franglish and the shakespearian! That is totally what me and my mates are like at school after french or after doing shakespeare! I think you had a really good idea there - are there anymore you are thinking of doing? Like a western or soap opera or something? neway thanks 4 the laughs! x
JaveHarron chapter 15 . 1/31/2006
The Canadian and French chapters were ones that made me crack up. How about French Canadian, teenage-angst weblog, or New Age drivel?
isay chapter 15 . 1/31/2006
quite hilarious. maybe a chapter in by poe?

cheesy romance novel, perhaps?
JaveHarron chapter 11 . 1/30/2006
You know, this made me almost double over in my chair laughing. How about something written in the "serial killer format-" rAnDom kapItolizatiOn N miSSpelingS lIke diS?

Or, even better- Tolkien ripoff fantasy parody- "The elfking and his magical cat." or something corny like that.
JaveHarron chapter 10 . 1/30/2006
Heh. The last line "Apple Blossoms Fall" was random and funny. Another idea might be a 'technobabble' take (like imagine Star Trek type jargon everywhere). If you want, I'll help write that. Scifi writers all must know technobabble.

On the other side of the spectrum, how about military/geopolitical parody. "Patriotic American boys watching a patrioic movie" or something.
springish chapter 9 . 1/28/2006
I like your idea. It's really clever and a great way to exercise your writing skills. The limerick one, I think, was the best, although the Chuck Palahniuk one is pretty good too because I've never read a story written like that. A thumbs up to you. :)
Icey Yun chapter 9 . 1/27/2006
Lol, I see the pattern with the cat being involved in each one. The thing that creeps up to everyone and gives them a fright! I'm loving this, unfortunately my mind is void of creative thoughts (weep for me).

The song you asked me about in the review you left for me, "History of a Boring Town", no I do not believe I have ever heard it before, but since it seems to relate to my story I'll keep an eye out for it.

Keep writing, keep having fun.
JaveHarron chapter 9 . 1/27/2006
This series is hilarious. I did a project like this, but I attempted to write shorts leading the reader to believe something mundane was fantastic (or vice versa). I really like the concept here so far. The SS one and the Limerick were funny. Here's some suggestions-

-Ebonics/Rap talk. You did Rap Int, so why not a story written like that?

-Postmodern radical feminist. Something like how horror movies are sinister tools by the male-dominanted Western patriarchal social order to remind females of their place...or some trash like that.

-Pseudo-French style- They can surrender at the end and speak in fake accents.

-Canadian style- Add hockey and 'eh' to everything.

-Haiku- A few Japanese style poems might be fun, as you already did limerick.

-Shakespeare- Self explanatory.

-More self references- 65% (Beyonder Genocide) and CA would be fun.

-Perhaps a Bressian-written one or even a noir style?
Icey Yun chapter 7 . 1/26/2006
Hey I loved this! I hope more versions come soon, this is really unique!

Have fun!
Alice chapter 6 . 1/25/2006
Awesome every single version was really cool... especailly the last one.. I love cats but I found that funny
araihc12 chapter 4 . 1/23/2006
Thanks for the review! I actually have a novel-in-progress [my poetry sucks, heh] but I choose not to post it on fictionpress because I'm, erm, paranoid.

This cat has the exact same attitude as my own feline; I love it! I've read some of your other stuff on fictionpress, though I might not have reviewed stuff before...and though this means nothing coming from me, and you're probably tired of hearing it, but your writing never ceases to amaze!
araihc12 chapter 3 . 1/21/2006
This a brilliant idea. I really like the variations; the "Goth" chapter was hysterical...

If you don't mind, I'd like to use this just to get my own creative juices flowing. I wouldn't put it on fictionpress, but just to sort of "get inspired".

Keep going, the dialouge is very well-written.
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