A little on Bulwer-Lytton

Bulwer-Lytton gets his name in the paper once a year when they run a contest mocking his writing style. http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/

C’mon, does the old boy really deserve this kind of treatment?

Yes, he does. I read “Paul Clifford,” the DarkAndStormyNight book this summer and what the heck was that guy’s problem? He had a good story and he just clubbed it to death with his writing.

For a while I was quite taken with the idea of rewriting the book as a mid-grade thriller called, of course, “It was a Dark and Stormy Night.” There is a point when it’s really boiling. But, I’m not sure today’s kids want to read about cousins in love. (Arrested Development has a lock on that anyway.)


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