Warning – Purple Prose Ahead

Steven Poole draws our attention to a strangely fascinating opening sentence:
Pigeons rustled in the beams of the Staten Island Ferry terminal as Rebecca Miller, the writer and director, ordered a soft pretzel.
It comes from a New Yorker article, so I suppose one should expect nothing less. Still, it does seem like a worthy contender for a Bulwer-Lytton prize.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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