So, guys, let’s chat about one of the most delightful stories I’ve ever been involved with. Franny Choi’s “Body/Paragraph” is very funny, eminently readable, and the graphics–a tactic which can often sink a story–work really well and flow seamlessly.
In my opinion, of course.
But what about in yours? Are the graphics/photos/images enhancing “Body/Paragraph” or getting in the way? How do you feel about graphics in general in short fiction?
I’d say this one can fairly be labeled “satire.” Would you call it Horatian (playful) or Juvenalian (full of contempt)? Can a satire be both? Like some of us have talked about before, must all satire come from a place of anger?
Character development can be a hurdle in stories such as this one. Does Choi do a good job of giving Caroline and Han-soo some depth? Or are they cartoonish characters? If the latter, does the story suffer because of it?
Thanks for joining us this week. Anything else you guys wanna talk about, let ‘er rip below.