I just posted this in Facebook:
There was an elegance to writing that I feel we are missing today. And I apologize to my writer friends, I mean nothing bad against your books which I enjoy. It is simply different styles or evolution in writing? No idea how else to say it.
My list of books to buy is about 5 pages long and comprising a lot of recent books, but the funny part is that the copyright of my actual stack of books to-read-next span 4 decades or more. Have we become less elegant and more direct? Probably, but I don’t think that is it either.
Maybe is just me reminiscing as I engage in old-farting.
And by the way, get off my lawn.