A Random Paragraph to Show the Style and Prove the Brilliance of Tom Wolfe:
"Out in the middle of the field of computer terminals, he stopped and, with with an air of professional scrutiny, picked up a copy of the second edition, which had just been brought upstairs. Below the logo--The City Light--the front page consisted of enormous capital letters running down the right side--
--and a photograph running down the left.
Had he been feeling better Fallow would have paid a silent tribute to the extrordinary esthetique de l'abattoir that enabled these shameless devils, his employers, his compatriots, his fellow Englishmen, his fellow progeny of Shakespeare and Milton, to come up with things like this day after day. Just think of the fine sense of gutter syntax that inspired them to create a headline that was all verbs and objects, with the subject missing, the better to make you claw your way inside these smeary black pages to find out what children of evil were fiendish enough to complete the sentence! Just think of the maggot's perspreserverance that enabled
some reporter to invade chez Perez and extract a picture of Granny that made you feel the bloody act in your fingertis--in your very shoulder joints! Just think of the anticlimax of "saclp Grandma"..."then rob her." The pointless brilliant anticlimax! Christ, if they'd had more room, they would have added, "then leave all the lights on in her kitchen."