Books that End in Mid-Sentence

It turns out to be a pretty fascinating grouping of books.

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  1. One-Paragraph and/or One-Sentence Books: An Ongoing List Over the years I've somewhat developed an obsession for these sorts of books. Something about the wall-to-wall big block of text (which most of these...
  2. Sentence as Book Possibly inspired by the publication of Zone, Ed Park runs down some 1-sentence novels and variations thereof....
  3. The Well-Wrought Sentence Gary Lutz on writers of exquisite sentences: It took me almost another decade after graduate school to figure out what writing really is, or at...
  4. One-Sentence Novels Not the way I’m used to thinking of the concept. Brad Leithauser does a good job of flipping it at The New Yorker’s Book Blog....
  5. Zone’s Sentence The Chicago Tribune has a little more about Mathias Enard’s Zone, recently acquired for translation by Open Letter. By far, the most distinctive feature of...

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Another one and a huge favorite is Christopher Priest’s The Affirmation

“Too late I realized she had receded from me. I stumbled away from her and stood by the side of the road, waiting for a gap in the traffic. Carts and trams rushed past. Then I saw there was a pedestrian underpass, so I went through, losing sight of Seri. I began to run, clambering up to the surface on the other side. For a moment I thought I knew where I was, but when I looked back”

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