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 clichés, muddled metaphors, and unintended double entendres.
Sit back and enjoy these deliciously dreadful samples, and try not to cringe too much.
“Before last week it had been a while since my unusually strong appetite for rotten prose had been satisfied. Now, thanks to Ross and Kathryn Petras, I am stuffed. I have gorged myself, pigged out. In a single sitting I wolfed down 214 pages of overripe adjective, wormy dangling modifier, rancid anatomic euphemism, gamy circumlocution, and sour cliché. It was quite the feast,… ”
— the American Spectator
” … If you’re in need of a new back-of-the-toilet book, their latest pièce de putridity just might be for you.”
— TIME magazine