Saturday, September 03, 2011

Bulwer-Lytton 2011

The results of the 2011 Bulwer-Lytton prize - a prize for the worst opening sentence in a (usually imaginary novel - for 2011 are up ( well they were up in July) and I can't resist the prize winner:
Cheryl’s mind turned like the vanes of a wind-powered turbine, chopping her sparrow-like thoughts into bloody pieces that fell onto a growing pile of forgotten memories.
(Sue Fondrie) I also rather liked this one:
The grisly scene before him was like nothing Detective Smith had ever seen before, but there were millions and millions of things he had never seen before, and he couldn't help but wonder which of them it was.
(Sean Griffin) - from the Miscellaneous Dishonourable Mentions.


Suem said...

Funny! Especially like the first.

rajm said...

I have a book of the Bulwer-Lytton prize winners if you want a look (and I can find it) published pre-2000 so a little out of date...