Thursday, May 22, 2008

Writing / humor.

All writings on this globe have a certain dryness quotient.
Instinctively, I rate whatever I read on this scale and the conclusion is simple.
The drier the sense of humor, the more I like it.
Not many can see the humor hidden between the lines of what Arundhati might have to say.
Even I have not been able to get a single joke in what Joseph Heller had to say, to the extent that I have still not read Catch 22, after 3 attempts.
Or you can go the Chetan Bhagat way by hypnotizing the reader that the book is funny and leaving it up to him to look for the humor, which he mostly does.
But then came a stage when I had to choose my own style of humor and I discovered that I have never truly liked any funny writer at all.
The style that I finally adopted was dry enough for it to be readable for myself and that is nothing short of six sigma ratings and as it goes under review by several publishers, my fingers are paining from being crossed from so long.

15 comments:

creyzeee said...

give urself a brk...ur not as bad as u think ;)

Sachin Garg said...
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Sachin Garg said...

pehle toh people convince the writer that they are bad and then do lame damage control.
:)

Bubbles of FireWhiskey said...

lolz... i prefer dryness to humidity and yes, catch 22 was very funny... magar you have your own style... we wouldnt be here if we didnt like it... :P

Sachin Garg said...

@bubbles,
You aint read anything yet.
:)

Kshitij said...

dry humour and CB??
now that's a funny combo..

and as for your book...hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............

Sachin the Seth :)) said...

You begin to see the humour in Catch-22 only when you start reading it as a serious book.. Therein lies the fallacy most Heller amateurs commit..

All the best for publishers.. Try the publisher that printed Mathew Panamkat ki kati hui kahani.. I am not saying that you have written as bad, but seriously, Ro-Sho?? (my apologies if you havent read his works!)

Besides you need so much jugaad in this new field, you should really jump at any chance that comes your way!

gunj said...

i think ure funny!
i really do!

Vandita said...

umm me thinks ure funny though i admit i might not understand completely always but i still ure funny ...
all the best for ur book :)

Vandita said...

still think*

Sachin Garg said...

@kSHITij,
I dint connect dry humor and CB man!!!
seems I would have to edit the post.

Sachin Garg said...

its time i started my next attempt at Heller.
i am precisely in the jugaad stage right now.
fingers crossed.

Sachin Garg said...

@goonj,
Thanks.
:)

Sachin Garg said...

@vandita,
u aint read anything yet.

imperfect said...

This syndrome can be called lowing to the scumbs so that others pull u you high enough.
and it works! (more so coz I liked the "dryness" )