Bride of Dark and Stormy

Bride of Dark and Stormy None

  • Title: Bride of Dark and Stormy
  • Author: Scott Rice
  • ISBN: 9780140103045
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote the most overblown opening sentence in the English language. It's the one made famous by Snoopy in Peanuts, that starts, "It was a dark and stormy night"Anyway, the Bulwer-Lytton Contest invites people to submit incredibly overblown, purple-prose (i.e "crap") opening lines of their own. These get collected into volumes such as this one, the third such collection in the life of the contest.I found it highly amusing. Every once in a while, you find yourself thinking, "Ye [...]

    2. My feelings are rather hurt because Penguin classifies this as "non-classic". What is more classic than humor and deliberately bad writing?Which raises another question: is it fiction, because the snippets are fiction, or is it non-fiction because the contest that received these entries is quite real?

    3. LOL, very amusing and a few had me laughing out loud. This reminded me a lot of the creative writing class I had in high school with Mr. Tryon, although honestly I don't think we were quite this bad (although probably close)! The vile puns were truly vile and had me groaning out load.

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