Thursday, September 18, 2008

Calling all Adverb lovers and haters -- Free copy of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy!

I am still looking to give away a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the best adverb laden piece of prose. So, I thought I would share one of my favorites from philosopher, essayist, novelist, eccentric Czech writer Ladislav Klima, whom I fell in love with instantly. I quote from his book titled: The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch:

But she did not display the least happiness. She stood up mechanically, danced like a wooden doll. Rather unusually confused, I spoke little and stupidly. I don't know what it was that penetrated me so narcotically...She lightly pushed me away, lifted her eyes. And now they were no longer covered by her upper eyelids -- they opened suddenly, unbelievably, until they were like cat's eyes -- just as green, just as wild, predatory, uncanny. Her lips, previously lying sluggishly one on top of the other or slightly parted, closed tightly, became sharp as a razor, her nose became narrow, her nostrils distended and undulated wildly.

Now that's what I am talking about. I don't think it could have been written any other way to beautifully describe such an ugly woman.

So let's here them. Contest is over at the end of the month.

Cheryl Anne Gardner is a retired writer of dark, often disturbing, literary novellas with romantic/erotic undertones. She is an avid reader and an independent reviewer with Podpeople blogspot and Amazon where sheblogs regularly on AmazonConnect. She is an advocatefor independent film, music, and books, and when at all possible, prefers to read and review out of the mainstream Indie published works, foreign translations, and a bit of philosophy. She lives with her husband and two ferrets on the East Coast, USA

2 comments:

Robin said...

Enter me please. I would love to receive a copy. My brother turned me on to Hitchhiker's Guide years ago. I just don't have my own copy.

Thanks

Robin of mytwoblessings

Cheryl Anne Gardner said...

I was giving a copy away to the entry with the best adverb laden sentence, their own or from one of their favorite books.

Sorry.