Platte Canyon Review 1.2
Literary Fiction and Legal Satire
by Craig Chambers, author of Fuck You, Your Honor
Fuck You, Your Honor, published by Black Letter Editions
The novel, F*ck You, Your Honor, has little short chapters. As I lawyer, I am not good at math, but last time I counted there are 61. Some people have complained the chapters are too short, like they feel a chapter cheated them somehow.
Short chapters are good because you can stop and take a break from the book anytime you want. It is a good book to take on an airplane. To the dentist’s office. When you hold an open house. Or to read during a business meeting.
The chapters are short because that’s how I write chapters. There’s not a lot I can do about that. You can go to writing school, get an MFA, live off student loans, and avoid a real job for a year or two, but no one can teach a writing style. I write how I write.