Posted on April 9, 2013 at 11:44 am in Art, Books, Music | RSS feed
I sort of want to re-draw this and add the outliers.
James Joyce, David Foster Wallace, Kurt Vonnegut, George Saunders, JRR Tolkien, Margaret Atwood, William Shakespeare, Ursula LeGuin, Mark Twain, Russell Hoban….
Yeah, there are definitely outliers. The Wheel of Time series had a number of made up words. And then there’s Dr. Seuss!
Seuss for sure!
Dante Alighieri also spring to mind.
There are many inverse relationships such as this in the world of fiction. The probability that a book will be good also declines with the number of times the words vampire, werewolf and/or ‘fallen angel’ are used.
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