Michael Shepherd did raise this subject some time ago. I must agree I feel the same way and it is one reason that I am often missing out on RC's work because I am simply too short on time to bother reading so many] How he does it is beyond me, totally beyond me.
Good point Robert, but then you live in the cold part of Australia, more sober thinking....
I don't know how RCA does it either, but I can honestly say I have NEVER come across imagery like his, complex, startling, beautiful, provocative, sometimes hideous...but unique in each case, I gnash my teeth in envy: -)
all the best