Saturday, 5 January 2008

Sentence of the week

We'll get to the anal sex, horse masturbation and incest in a minute.

Released at last | Guardian Unlimited Books

Michael Faber nails how to open a book review. And the stunning sentences don't stop at the intro. Another example:

In one of the most lushly rendered sequences, "The Twister", 15-year-old Dorothy, convinced she will die as her house is buffeted by a tornado, decides that she can "do what the heck I liked", and frigs herself to a climax that's surreally mingled with the twister's impact.

And the goods just keep on coming [sic].