As a writer, sometimes I just have to sit back and marvel at the appropriateness of a turn of phrase. The juxtaposition of the famed ancient Roman historian with the modern sleaze of Times Square; the alliterative nickname, complete with allusion to Ruthian “Sultan of Swat” and rich with the aural joy of simply pronouncing “Suetonius”; all work together to create a layered and entertaining experience that passes by in less than three seconds as a throwaway parenthetical.
The fact that it comes in a Time Magazine review of a Tarantino movie only makes it more enjoyable!
7 thoughts on “Great Writing of the Day: “The Suetonius of Sleaze””
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That is a very intersting take. Good job.
Thanks guys! I do like to highlight good writing when I find it.
Found another comment about ustream on this kids blog, apparently you mentioned him in webtvwire interview
oh forgot to tell you where i found it, its at http://www.xanga.com/blueeyedchris86
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