The Best of Bad Fiction: The 2008 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest!

The 26th annual winner of the most awful opening line of a novel (otherwise known as the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest) has been announced!

The winning entry:

Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber, and like the city their passion was open 24/7, steam rising from their bodies like slick streets exhaling warm, moist, white breath through manhole covers stamped “Forged by DeLaney Bros., Piscataway, N.J.”


For more on this venerable, so-horrible-it's-humorous contest, check out the ever-wonderful Neatorama!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fun Bulwer-Lytton facts:

* Lived in Knebworth House, "Stately Wayne Manor" in the Tim Burton BATMAN movies.

* Was a Rosicrucian (Check that Knebworth House for secret passages!).

* Has a 1984 Internet Movie DataBase credit for the mini-series made from his novel THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII.