What 20th/21st century writer would you say wrote in exact opposite style as hemingway. Hemingway wrote using the "iceberg theory" of writing: You write economically as possible, yet each sentence must convey as much meaning by means of intimation and allowing the reader to fill in the blanks (at least thats how i understand icerberg).. So what (well regarded) writer did the opposite of this, that is, tried to exert maximum control over the what the reader would imagine by being completely explicit and concise with no regard for verbosity or style. So almost like reading an instruction manual for a washing machine or something lol . Im thinking like old detective novels would sort of read like that, but by the nature of the genre have to leave the reader geussing all the time... Is it possible to write in the style of an instructional manual, or would readers be bored or think your a loon?