Analyze These Sentences
From time to time, I will be sharing some writing for you to break down for me, so we can grow. These sentences are from a book I picked up at the library. These are from the first three pages of a book that will soon be back on the shelf.
“What is crime fiction, the kind of writing that you, who have taken up this book, are contemplating bringing into existence?”
“Crime writers have to take a decision that, even though they may feel they have something to say, they will subordinate the saying of it, where necessary to the simple task of keeping their readers’ noses stuck in the pages.”
“Let’s start with the classical detective story, sometimes called the old-fashioned detective story.”
“Most of the other forms of crime fiction spring from it, either in angry reaction or attempted improvement. A lot of what it has in it is also to be found in all sorts of other books in the genre. Even a writer as far removed from the field covered in this book as John Le Carre owes a great deal, in all but his latest work, to the blueprint detective story. So even if it makes no particular appeal to you, read I beg you, this chapter.”
What do you think of these sentences? How can they be improved?