December 1, 2009

Like the slurp of the dregs of the chocolate milkshake

Editors of Great Britain's Literary Review have bestowed this year's least-coveted literary award. The Bad Sex award was garnered this year by Jonathon Littell. The line that put him over the top?
'I came suddenly, a jolt that emptied my head like a spoon scraping the inside of a soft-boiled egg'

I don't know about you, but I find the simile sadly lacking. I think maybe he's not doing it right.