I'm on the short story "Mute" and I want to go on but I can't get past,
Sounds could cover fragile, darting symbols with a hideous, restraining dough, dough that would be baked in ovens of articulation, then chopped into the stunted lengths of words.Right??
I could never have even conceived of such word combinations, let alone the concept behind them. Matheson crafts language in a way that makes my own word-smithing look like the scribbles of a child.
If you ever get a chance to read Matheson's short story, "Pattern for Survival" you should, because it's fabulous.