Honoring the Very Best of the Worst in Fiction San Jose State University professor Scott Rice talks to Liane Hansen about the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, which collects the very best of the worst opening lines in fiction.

Honoring the Very Best of the Worst in Fiction

Honoring the Very Best of the Worst in Fiction

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San Jose State University professor Scott Rice talks to Liane Hansen about the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, which collects the very best of the worst opening lines in fiction.

Bulwer-Lytton is most famous for his notorious opening line, "It was a dark and stormy night." The "winners" of the contest have been collected in a series of books titled It Was a Dark and Stormy Night.