Writing Techniques in Another Roadside Attraction

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The most distinctive aspect of Robbins's novel is its exuberant prose style. Another Roadside Attraction gains much of its effect from the author's wit and his conscious manipulation of language. The novel is filled with word play: bizarre descriptions, outlandish metaphors, and frequent authorial intrusions abound. Robbins jokes with the reader throughout the novel, and the puns and linguistic slapstick produce the novel's comic texture. This playful style masks the serious issues Robbins presents and makes acceptable much bitter didactic debate. On a larger level, Robbins uses numerous short anecdotes, exchanges, digressions, letters, and biographical notes to structure the novel.

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Another Roadside Attraction from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.