A make-believe reader recently sent in the following make-believe query: Dear Rotting Post Guy, You seem to know a lot about bad writing. What’s the worst sentence ever written? Sincerely, Heironymus T. […]
My mother, “Tell that joke about the Jewish couple and the priest…” My father, “Oh yes! So….!”, waiting until he has everyone’s attention, “…So this nice Jewish couple is driving by a […]
We at The Rotting Post maintain a policy of strict non-partisanship. We are equal opportunity snarkers, and truly had intended to avoid politics altogether, in favor of all that is elevating and […]
I have a pretty good idea whose woods these are, believe me. And let me tell you something, my people say he’s a complete nobody. This guy lives in the village. So […]
Darcy and Elizabeth instant-messaging together
As we all know, getting your book reviewed in the New York Times can make or break you as a writer. And the odds of simply getting a review, to say nothing […]
“Genetic analysis….reveals that early modern humans interbred with Neanderthals when they first came to Europe.” Well, it’s pretty obvious to anyone who went to my high school how this happened. This was […]
Last year’s johnnies are definitely out!
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I see it is time for another list. Here is a list of one book that really sucked: 1. The Dying Animal, by Philip Roth I realize Roth is a literary lion, […]