"In a book of 207 pages, Bragg includes more than 400 single-sentence paragraphs -- a well-established distress signal, recognized by book readers and term-paper graders alike. "
From David Lipsky's NYT review of weinie-boy Rick Bragg's I Am a Soldier, Too. (It's password protected, but a password is free. Actually, not sure you have to read the review in the first place. The above quote really sums it up nicely.)