Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Worst Three Pages of Fiction Ever

Sometimes you find something so good you have to share it. Sometimes you find something so bad you have to share it. James Frey, legend in his own mind, is back with a work of fiction that's labeled as such for once. The excerpt is three solid pages of exposition about Perez Hilton of all people. The word motherfucker is in the first sentence, to establish how edgy the author is, and did I mention it's all exposition? There are no scenes, and nothing really happens. There's at least one subject/verb agreement problem, and don't get me started on the comma splices which seem to serve no artistic purpose. Who is James Frey sleeping with?

1 comment:

Christopher Grant said...

Who is James Frey sleeping with?

I shudder to think.

The first two paragraphs gave me whiplash, especially that last run-on sentence. Has this moron ever heard of a period?

As for the exposition, I always knew I hated exposition. Until today, I never could put my finger on why. Now I can and I know with which finger.