Friday, June 07, 2013

G.K. Chestertons Gets On My Nerves, Too

G. K. Chesterton
I like G.K. Chesterton.

In small doses.

But after a while, his style grates on you.

As Domine explains:

I find his style just a tad. . .what?. . .contrived? The rapid-fire parallelisms, the easy rotations of adjectives to make a cute point: "It's not that X is Y, but Y is X."

Chesterton is constantly trying to be paradoxical. All the time.

Yes, it does make for some interesting observations, but it becomes formulaic à la longue.

Okay, all you Catholics who feel the same way, you can come out of the closet, now! :)