Sunday, 27 May 2012

Cliché Paradox

The little-known (and even less frequently discussed) Cliché Paradox runs as follows:

"That's such a cliché!" announces a reader or editor or rival writer after encountering an overused scene in a book. Readers and editors and rival writers have been making the same announcement for generations, centuries, perhaps even millennia.

The remark, "That's such a cliché!" is a cliché. The danger of Recursion is therefore very high.