Monday, March 12, 2007

The hyphen

is my top number-one favorite punctuation mark (the semi-colon runs a close second), and there are a lot of good ones in Gideon Lewis-Kraus's interesting discussion of Benjamin Black aka John Banville's noir thriller Christine Falls at Slate (so much so that I wonder whether he set himself a secret and arbitrary challenge to insert as large a number of hyphens as possible).


  1. Hyphen-loving, New-York-dwelling bloggers rule!

  2. that would be fun! (i mean, your thought that he set himself a goal of putting as many hyphens in there as possible). i also like semi-colons, but my absolute favorite is or should i say are paranthesis (or is it parentheses?)