An Awesomely Bad Sentence

30 Jun

The Bulwer-Lytton award is given annually for the worst first sentence of a novel. Contestants craft deliberately bad opening lines. Molly Ringle took the 2010 prize with this gem:

For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity’s affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss — a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity’s mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world’s thirstiest gerbil.

Email this Article Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Twitter Add to Add to StumbleUpon Add to Facebook

Edward Bulwer-Lytton 1st Baron Lytton - Ricardo and Felicity - Seattle - San Jose State University - Paul Clifford