Tag: bad writing

  • Psst… wanna take a look at my slush pile?

    The 2007 Bulwer-Lytton bad writing contest results are in; the winner says he has an edge because he’s an academician: Gerald began–but was interrupted by a piercing whistle which cost him ten percent of his hearing permanently, as it did everyone else in a ten-mile radius of the eruption, not that it mattered much because […]

  • Reviews: The Last Song of Dusk

    From the review: “Gazes ram into skulls. Hapless victims of crocodile attacks are “impeccably” ripped apart. When a house reputed to be haunted stands in “mysteriously luminous sadness”, we must confess we expected nothing better from it.”   (First published in the Sahara Times, May 2004) The Last Song Of Dusk Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi Penguin […]