Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Thog speaks

Occasionally there are literary infelicities in science fiction and fantasy novels. Hard to believe I know. You may read Thog's masterclass in Ansible every month. Thog collects examples of these infelicities.

Here is the 1994 Thog collection reunited for one last gig. These are real lines from real, published, novels.

`Her very existence made his forebrain swell until it threatened to leak out his sinuses.'

`Dr Kelter's forehead sprouted italics ...'

'He wore an aura of rugged-intellectual charm like a plastic raincoat ...'

Have you any examples of desperately bad lines from novels? The Da Vinci Code is of course composed entirely of desperately bad lines, but do propose the worst if you have favourites.
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