Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language.

Petras, Ross and Kathryn.

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Wretched writing is simply very bad writing, and this is an alphabetically organised celebration of the most wretched imaginable. 'Beneath the contour jewellery her breasts lay like tiger snakes' J.G. Ballard. 'There was silence for a few minutes. Silence, that is, except for the whining noise, which continued to grow' Bron Fane. 'She squeezed her thighs together as if trying to juice a lemon' Jaid Black. 'Her bare feet, though grimy, were caked with dirt' E. Sinclair. And we love

the book titles.


SKU: 9780399159244


Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language. Exuberantly excessive, it is a sin committed often by amateurs and all-too-frequently by gifted writers having an off day. In short, it's very bad writing. Truly bad. Appallingly bad. It's also very funny. A celebration of the worst writing imaginable, Wretched Writing includes inadvertently filthy book titles, ridiculously overwrought passages from novels, bombastic and confusing speeches, moronic oxymorons, hyperactive hyperbole, horribly inappropriate imagery in ostensibly hot sex scenes, mangled cliches, muddled metaphors, and unintended double entendres. Sit back and enjoy these deliciously dreadful samples, and try not to cringe too much.

Book Details

Author Petras, Ross and Kathryn.
Format PB
Publisher Perigee Books
Imprint Perigee Books
Number of Pages 214
Publish Date 6/08/2013
Catalogue Feb19
Catalogue book number 214