Friday, September 20, 2013

Quote of the day

"As an ornithologist, George was fascinated by the fact that urine and feces mix in birds’ rectums to form a unified, homogeneous slurry that is expelled through defecation, although eying Greta’s face, and sensing the reaction of the congregation, he immediately realized he should have used a different analogy to describe their relationship in his wedding vows."

Courtesy of David Pepper, this is just one of a number of awful first sentences of novels celebrated by the annual Bulwer-Lytton prize over the past decade.

(Thanks to Megan for the link.)

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