Jonathan Bayliss, RIP

The Boston Globe reports the death of one Jonathan Bayliss, an eccentric self-published writer of enormous tomes.

Here's a sample from one of his novels. (Click on text to enlarge.) There's plenty more here, if you want it!
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 25, 2009
     Category: Eccentrics | Literature | Books | Writers | Obituaries

Can you say "pretentious?"

Being a writer is one thing, excessive use of large or obscure wording in an attempt to show off or to foster your own sense of grandiose is quite another. Yes, language in writing should be varied and expressive, but this guy's writing makes him seem like a total dick (see also: douche).
Posted by MohawkWarrior on 04/26/09 at 02:54 AM
does mr.jazz need to give jim in near gloucester a speech about WU?


Jonathan Bayliss, boring sesquipedalianist, now dead.
Posted by mrjazz on 04/27/09 at 12:57 PM
Jim, buddy. True though it may be that many expressions cannot be made simply, others should be and in many cases MUST be. Unless his work was an attempt to purposely remain in obscurity?
Expressive? Shakespeare was expressive. Yet still the common man can feel comfortable enjoying his works with only the slightest assistance. What one REALLY finds when dissecting his work is an irritating struggle to over-impress his intelligence upon others. One can be expressive, even impressive, without being ostentatious.
Posted by MohawkWarrior on 04/27/09 at 09:34 PM
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