Do you ever think about chapters? What functions do they serve?
They can be used to heighten suspense, to give the reader a break
in the action, to give the reader a place to stop.
Greg Iles, like most authors, wrote DEAD SLEEP in chapter form. I
don't know why, though. I was only a page or two into the bad boy
when I realized that nothing else was going to happen until I
finished this book. I was running over chapters, paragraphs, and
pages as if I had the steering wheel of a steamroller in my hands
and a road full of spiders in front of me.
Iles doesn't yet have much of a bibliography behind him --- six
novels now --- but no matter. He write